Tom Brady announces NFL retirement, saying it’s ‘forever’
#12 Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers waves to the crowd as he runs off the field after defeating the New England Patriots in a game at Gillette Stadium on October 3, 2021 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
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Tom Brady announced his retirement from the National Football League a year after making the same announcement, but then returned to play another season.
“I know this process was very important last time,” Brady said in the 53-second video. “You only get one super emotional retirement essay, and I ran out of mine last year.”
Brady is considered the greatest quarterback of all time. He finishes with numerous NFL records and seven Super Bowl titles with the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Pirates.
The 45-year-old Buccaneers quarterback has announced his retirement. on the same day last year, playing 22 seasons. Brady returned to the field less than two months after making this announcement to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, marking his 23rd season. The Bucks lost in the playoffs.
Promising that this time his retirement is “forever”, Brady ends a 23-season career with seven Super Bowl victories under his belt. Brady played for the New England Patriots from 2000 to 2019 and joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020.
Brady retires from the NFL after a tough year with the Bucks, the first losing season of his career.
Outside of the NFL, Brady faced other losses, mostly related to his investments in bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX. At the time, he and his wife Gisele Bündchen jointly owned 2 million shares of the crypto exchange and also publicly supported the firm.
Bundchen and Brady completed their divorce in October, just before the official collapse of the crypto firm.
Brady has faced lawsuits from FTX investors who say brand representatives should have done more due diligence before promoting it.