Tom Brady retires ‘for good’ after 23 NFL seasons

After a truly legendary career, NFL quarterback, Tom, Brady has officially announced his retirement from the sport in which he’s achieved so much.

With incredible talent and an unrelenting work ethic, the American was always destined for stardom. Without fear or hesitation, he gave his all in every game he played, endearing himself to fans across the States and beyond.

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Winning seven Super Bowl titles, his achievements stand alone, lifting the trophy six times with the New England Patriots and once with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In a testament to his commitment, the all-time great maintained his position at the top of the sport into his forties, racking up the accolades along the way.

The Californian originally hung up the boots a year ago. But in a stunning turn of events, Brady reversed the call, claiming he had “unfinished business.”

The NFL icon graced the field for the final time in the Bucs’ 31-14 play-off loss last month. And consequently, football enthusiasts knew the end was near.

Tom Brady announces his retirement

On February 1, he released the emotional news his fans were dreading.

With a hint of sadness, Brady confirmed: “I’m retiring – for good. 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.”

He continued: “It won’t be long-winded. You only get one super emotional retirement essay, and I used mine up last year.

“Thank you so much to every single one of you for supporting me – my family, my friends, my teammates, my competitors. I could go on forever – there’s too many.

“Thank you for allowing me to live my absolute dream. I wouldn’t change a thing. Love you all.”

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