The greatest player in NFL history is officially riding off into the sunset. Tom Brady posted a short video on his Twitter account Wednesday morning announcing he was retiring “for good.”
His announcement comes exactly one year after he announced his first retirement from football. Brady infamously changed his mind roughly six weeks later, resulting in the breakup of his 13-year marriage with Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen, who wanted him to remain on the sidelines.
Brady in his video acknowledged “the process was a pretty big deal last time” so wanted to make this brief. He thanked every single person for supporting him from family, teammates, competitors, and friends and allowing him to live his “absolute dream.”
“I wouldn’t change a thing, I love you all,” Brady concluded.
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Truly grateful on this day. Thank you 🙏🏻❤️ pic.twitter.com/j2s2sezvSS
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) February 1, 2023
Here is the story from ESPN:
Tom Brady says he is retiring “for good” from football, ending a storied 23-year NFL career during which the star quarterback won seven Super Bowls and set numerous records.
Brady announced his decision Wednesday on social media, saying he “wouldn’t change a thing” about his career.
Brady, 45, also announced he was retiring on Feb. 1, 2022, before changing his mind 40 days later and returning to play this past season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Brady informed the Buccaneers of his decision at 6 a.m. ET on Wednesday morning, according to ESPN’s Jeff Darlington.
Brady, who won six Super Bowls with the New England Patriots and one with the Buccaneers, ends his career as the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards (89.214) and touchdown passes (649). The three-time league MVP passed for 4,694 yards — third most in the NFL — and 25 touchdowns this past season, his third with Tampa Bay.
Brady is the only player to win more than five Super Bowls and has been MVP of the game five times.
Brady can immediately begin working as analyst for Fox Sports, who signed him to a 10-year, $375 million contract this past summer. He also launched a BRADY brand clothing line one year ago, has a successful health and wellness brand called TB12 Sports and he founded his own production company, 199 Productions — a nod to his selection as the 199th overall pick in the 2000 NFL draft.
Brady and supermodel Gisele Bundchen finalized their divorce this past fall, during the Bucs’ season. It ended a 13-year marriage between two superstars who respectively reached the pinnacles of football and fashion.