Sports Illustrated reports:
For the second year in a row, legendary quarterback Tom Brady has announced his retirement. This time, he says, the decision is final.
“I’m retiring. For good. I know the process was a pretty big deal last time, so when I woke up this morning I figured I’d just press record and let you guys know first,” Brady said in a video published to Twitter on Wednesday morning.
“Thank you guys so much for every single one of you supporting me… Thank you guys for allowing me to live my absolute dream.”
The New York Times reports:
Brady, 45, exits the league as the winner of seven Super Bowls, an N.F.L. record, as well as atop the list for almost every major passing statistical category. He was the oldest active player in the N.F.L. this season, but still played at an elite level through the end.
Brady retired after his third season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, reversing his decision and returning to play after announcing he would retire in February 2022.
The season occurred in the backdrop of a tense period in his personal life. Brady and the supermodel Gisele Bündchen, his wife of more than 13 years, announced in October that they filed for divorce.
Brady last appeared on JMG in June 2022 when he agreed to give a male fan his used underwear.
BREAKING: Tom Brady announces he is officially retiring. pic.twitter.com/bXbhQTVx46
— NFL (@NFL) February 1, 2023
Truly grateful on this day. Thank you 🙏🏻❤️ pic.twitter.com/j2s2sezvSS
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) February 1, 2023