Tom Brady says he is retiring from football ‘for good’
Tom Brady says he’s retiring “for good” from football, ending his 23-year NFL career.
Brady announced his decision on social media on Wednesday, saying he “wouldn’t change anything” about his career.
Brady, 45, also announced he was retiring last year on Feb. 1, 2021, before changing his mind 40 days later and returning to play last season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Really grateful on this day. Thanks 🙏🏻❤️ pic.twitter.com/j2s2sezvSS
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) February 1, 2023
“I know the process was pretty big last time, so when I woke up this morning I thought I’d just hit record and let you know first,” Brady said in a video on Twitter. “I won’t be long. You only have one super emotional retreat trial, and I used mine last year, so really thank you so much to each and every one of you for supporting me.”
Brady is a seven-time Super Bowl winner who ends his career as the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards (89,214) and touchdown passes (649). The three-time league MVP had 4,694 yards — the third-most in the NFL — and 25 touchdowns last season, his third with the Bucs.
“My family, my friends, my teammates, my competitors — I could go on and on, there’s just too many,” Brady said in the video. “Thank you guys for letting me live my absolute dream. I wouldn’t change a thing. I love you all.”