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Tom Brady Confirms He Is Retiring From The NFL After 22 Seasons And 7 Super Bowl Rings

By Gina Florio··  3 min read
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Tom Brady has become one of the greatest legends of the NFL. After 22 seasons of football and 7 Super Bowl titles, Brady is officially retiring from the game.

There are few athletes who have the status, renown, and legend that Tom Brady has. The NFL star quarterback is now retiring, as he confirmed on Twitter on February 1.

Brady's Incredible Career

Brady has played 365 games in total and has been playing in the NFL since 2000. Although we know him now as an all-star who has brought his team to multiple Super Bowl victories, he started out as an unknown quarterback who was a late-round draft pick.

Since he started on the New England Patriots, he has become a five-time Super Bowl MVP, a three-time league MVP, and a two-time NFL Offensive Player of the Year. This is the just the tip of the iceberg as Brady's accomplishments reach far and wide. In 2020, he left the Patriots and joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

As one of the oldest players in the NFL, Brady has continuously shown season after season that his game ripens with age, which is especially impressive considering what an underdog he was when he was first drafted.

Brady Confirmed His Retirement on Twitter

Brady shared some words about his retirement in a Twitter thread. "I have tried my very best these past 22 years," he wrote. "There are no shortcuts to success on the field or in life."

"This is difficult for me to write, but here it goes: I am not going to make that competitive commitment anymore," he continued. "I have loved my NFL career, and now it is time to focus my time and energy on other things that require my attention."

He went on to talk about how proud he is of what he and his team have achieved, and how much he loves his teammates. "I have loved going to battle with you," he said. He also thanked the fans for their support, the city of Tampa, and the Glazer family "for taking a chance on me and supporting me."

And of course, he concluded by thanking his wife and children. "You are my inspiration," he gushed. "Our family is my greatest achievement."

There are already some players and teammates who are sending their goodbyes. New England Patriot Julian Edelman tweeted, "Thanks for the memories, babe."

Brady will be missed by many, but he surely has many other achievements coming down the pipeline in his future. "The future is exciting," he hinted. "I'm going to take it day by day."

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