The G.O.A.T. calls it a career



FILE – In this Jan. 4, 2020 file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady signals to a teammate before the team’s NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Tennessee Titans in Foxborough, Mass. Brady, the seven-time Super Bowl winner with New England and Tampa Bay, announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023 exactly one year after first saying his playing days were over, by posting a brief video lasting just under one minute on social media. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

TAMPA BAY – After 23 seasons in the National Football League, Tom Brady has announced his retirement, again. This announcement comes just two weeks after the Buccaneers were eliminated from the playoffs in the first round. 

“I love my family. I love my teammates. I love my friends. I love my coaches. I love football. I love you all. I am truly grateful on this day. Thank you,” said Brady in an Instagram post early Wednesday morning.

Brady played 23 seasons in the NFL for the New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He won seven Super Bowl titles, six of which came during his time as a Patriot. Brady won the regular season MVP three times, along with the five Super Bowl MVPs he earned. Along with these accomplishments, Brady has broken many records throughout the course of his Hall of Fame career. These records include most wins, touchdown passes, competitions, and passing yards all time by a starting quarterback.

As the NFL world reflects on the career of Tom Brady, all of it can be summed up in one word: impressive. From being a sixth round pick to now the best player to ever do it, it’s improbable that this run will ever happen again. 

With Brady retiring “for good,” Sunday’s will look a lot different in the National Football League. There will be no more classic Tom Brady drives to win a football game. There will be no more Tom Brady playoff runs. But, most significantly, there will be no more Super Bowl wins or appearances. While that may have been the last we have seen of Tom Brady on a football field, his legacy will continue to be remembered in Canton, Ohio.