From starting out as as a low grade prospect coming out of the University of Michigan to becoming arguably the greatest quarterback to ever set foot on the gridiron, Brady will forever be remembered for his tenacity and heart that he displayed on the football field. Throughout his professional career playing under Bill Belichick for the New England Patriots and Bruce Arians for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the football maestro captured an impressive seven Super Bowl titles — the most ever in NFL history.
In his IG post, Brady wrote a love letter to everyone that’s been on his football journey including the fans, his coaches, team staff, his family and more. “This is difficult for me to write, but here it goes: I am not going to make that competitive commitment anymore,” he says. “I have loved my NFL career, and now it is time to focus my time and energy on other things that require my attention.” Later on in his message, the iconic athlete confirms that will be focused on spending more time with his family and putting more efforts into growing his personal companies such as BRADY brand, Autograph and TB12.
Following the announcement, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell released a statement about Brady and his illustrious career.
Tom Brady will be remembered as one of the greatest to ever play in the NFL. An incredible competitor and leader, his stellar career is remarkable for its longevity but also for the sustained excellence he displayed year after year.
Tom made everyone around him better and always seemed to rise to the occasion in the biggest moments. His record five Super Bowl MVP awards and seven Super Bowl championships set a standard that players will chase for years.
He inspired fans in New England, Tampa and around the world with one of the greatest careers in NFL history. It has been a privilege to watch him compete and have him in the NFL. We thank him for his many contributions to our game and wish Tom and his family all the best in the future.
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