This past Wednesday(2/1/23) Tom Brady, the legendary quarterback, announced that he is retiring from the National Football League (NFL). It is the second time Brady has announced his retirement. This time, Brady, who is 45 years old, says it’s for good. He posted the announcement in a 53-second clip on social media on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, revealing his decision.
When speaking about his retirement decision, Brady said he knew the process was a big deal the last time he decided to do so. So, he posted the announcement to let his fans know first. His retirement came a year after he retired during the 2022 off-season. At that time, he said he wanted to concentrate on other things requiring his attention, including spending more time with his family.
Brady reversed his decision forty days later. In the 2022 season, he played with the Buccaneers and posted 25 touchdowns, 4,694 passing yards, and nine interceptions. The Buccaneers made the playoffs and posted an 8-9 record.
Brady thanked his friends, family, competitors, teammates, and other people for their unwavering support. He said they allowed him to live his absolute dream. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, family considerations played a significant role in Brady’s retirement decision.
Ahead of the 2023 off-season, Brady was considered a possible prospect to play for the Raiders. After Brock Purdy was injured, speculators connected Brady to the 49ers. Brady had also said that when he retired for the last time he would do so with the Buccaneers.
Brady ends his career as the all-time winningest quarterback in the NFL. He logged 251 total wins and 219 regular-season wins. Additionally, he has won seven Super Bowls, a league record that any quarterback will find challenging to match. He has played in the NFL for 23 seasons.