Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after beating the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs in Tremendous Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium.
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Legendary quarterback Tom Brady is retiring from the game after 22 seasons, ESPN reported Saturday.
Brady, a seven-time Tremendous Bowl champion, has been broadly anticipated to announce a choice for the upcoming season within the coming weeks. It isn’t clear when Brady will make his retirement public.
After ESPN reported the retirement, Brady’s firm TB12sports tweeted its due to the quarterback together with a listing of his wins.
Brady’s choice to retire had been based mostly on a number of components, together with his household and well being, ESPN reported, citing unnamed sources. Throughout a current episode of his podcast “Let’s Go,” Brady informed co-host Jim Grey there may be joy in “not playing football” and spending time along with his household.
Brady, 44, left the New England Patriots in 2020 and signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to take them to their first Tremendous Bowl in 18 years. Brady grew to become the oldest beginning quarterback to win a Tremendous Bowl ring at age 43.
Buccaneers executives and coaches had been bracing for Brady’s retirement previously few weeks, ESPN reported. On his podcast, Brady had stated there was “no rush” from the Bucs teaching employees and administration in deciding whether or not to return to play.
After leaving the sector following the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ loss to the Los Angeles Rams, the sports activities outlet stated Brady doubtless knew it was his final act within the sport. Brady has been in opposition to the concept of a “farewell tour,” nonetheless, saying it may very well be “distracting.”
“I am proud and glad with all the pieces we achieved this yr,” he stated concerning the Bucs season and his personal efficiency. “I do know after I give it my all, that is one thing to be pleased with. And I’ve actually given all the pieces I had, this yr, final yr and the yr earlier than that.”