And just like that, the GOAT rides off into the sunset.
The greatest statistical quarterback in NFL history, Tom Brady, has officially hung up his cleats for good after he unretired last season, by sharing this emotional message via social media, saying:
“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’d just press record and let you guys know first.
I won’t be long-winded, you only get one super emotional essay and I used mine up last year.
Thank you guys so much, to every single one of you for supporting me… my family, my friends, my teammates, competitors… thank you guys for allowing me to live my absolute dream, I wouldn’t change a thing.
I love you all.”
We’re talking about a seven time Super Bowl winner during his time with the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and holds the record for passing yards, passing touchdowns, completions, and most amount of wins by a quarterback in NFL history, and the list goes on and on during his 23-year stint in the league.
It’s seriously hard to wrap your head around the fact that the legendary QB won’t be taking another snap for the rest of his life, but he won’t be too far away, as he took a job at FOX Sports as a lead NFL analyst, a deal he inked after initially retiring last year.
Although this season didn’t end the way he wanted, Brady still led the Bucs to their third straight NFC South Division championship, and birthed a playoff bid as well.
And after seeing all of these reactions from the NFL world, it’s easy to see how much of a mark the 45-year-old left on the league: