NFL quarterback Tom Brady announces his retirement "for good"

Tina Howell

Tom Brady has announced his retirement from the NFL for the 2nd time, but he says this time it is "for good." Brady posted a short video to his social media accounts on Wednesday morning with a simple message saying "Good morning, guys, I’ll get to the point right away. 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 just press record and let you guys know first. So, I won’t be long-winded. You only get one super-emotional retirement essay, and I used mine up last year."

Brady thanked his fans, family, friends, teammates and competitors. He said he lived his absolute dream and he "wouldn't change a thing."

Brady's illustrious NFL career started after being drafted by the New England Patriots in the 6th round of the 2000 draft and concluded with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers losing to the Dallas Cowboys in the wildcard round of the 2022 playoffs last month.

The 45-year-old will walk away from the NFL as the current all-time leader in passing yards, passing touchdowns and quarterback wins in both the regular season and postseason. Brady played in a total of ten Super Bowls, winning seven of them. Six as a member of the New England Patriots with his 7th and final one with the Buccaneers, in 2021.

Ironically, Brady announced his retirement exactly one year ago on the same day, only to decide just 40 days later that he was coming back.

But this time, we think it is official, the one many call the "GOAT" has left the building.

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