Tom Brady had no room for explanation on Tuesday: The 44-year-old quarterback finally called it a career after 22 seasons in the NFL that have seen him earn three MVP awards and win seven Supers Bowl – six with the Patriots, one with the Cane Seller.
Brady officially announced it on his Instagram account, saying that he believes football is an “all proposition – without 100% commitment you won’t be successful and success is what I love so much.” favorite at our game.
“This was tough for me to write, but here it is: I’m not going to make that competitive commitment anymore.”
– Tom Brady (@TomBrady) February 1, 2022
The news, while not entirely unexpected, could still come as a shock to NFL fans, players and coaches. Brady has been ubiquitous in the sport since the early 2000s – with four more Super Bowl titles yet to come. He has broken every major passing record and has demonstrated a rare longevity that is only made more impressive considering how effective Brady has been in midfield: Indeed, he has taken the lead. tournament in 2021 with passes (5,361), tackle pass (43), completion (485), effort (719) and passes per game (312.7).
And now, his career is over. His announcement, naturally, created a stir on social media, where the NFL world absolutely couldn’t believe that Brady, in the end – Final – retired.
Here are some highlights from the responses:
this is better than real
– New York Jets (@nyjets) February 1, 2022
“It’s been an honor and privilege to play with him on the pitch, and I really appreciate his friendship off the pitch.”
– Omaha Productions (@OmahaProd) February 1, 2022
Roger Goodell on Tom Brady’s retirement. pic.twitter.com/IMl49R3L2K
– Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) February 1, 2022
It was a trip.
– New England Patriots (@Patriots) February 1, 2022
– Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) February 1, 2022
Forever a part of Buccaneers history.
– Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) February 1, 2022
We’ve had some memorable battles over the years, @Brave Cat .
Congratulations on an incredible career! pic.twitter.com/FlSro9FtSe
– Denver Broncos (@Broncos) February 1, 2022
– Pro Football Hall of Fame (@ProFootballHOF) February 1, 2022