Tom Brady has announced he is retiring from the NFL ‘for good’ in an emotional
52-second video posted on social media.
‘Good morning guys. I’ll get to the point right away. I’m retiring, for good,’ the Tampa
Bay Buccaneers quarterback said in the video.
‘I know the process was a pretty big deal last time so when I woke up this morning I
figured I’d just press record and let you guys know first
‘It won’t be long-winded. You only get one super emotional retirement essay and I
used mine up last year, so… really, thank you guys so much to every single one of you
for supporting me.
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Brady informed the Buccaneers of his decision at 6 a.m. ET Wednesday, according to
ESPN’s Jeff Darlington. The Buccaneers tweeted their appreciation to Brady later
Wednesday, along with a #ThankYouTom caption.
Brady, who won six Super Bowls with the New England Patriots and one with the
Buccaneers, ends his career as the NFL’s leader in career 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 named Super
Bowl MVP five times.
Brady can immediately begin working as an analyst for Fox Sports, which 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 founded his own production company, 199 Productions.