For the second (and hopefully final) time, legendary quarterback Tom Brady is officially retiring.
He posted this heartfelt message to social media:
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.”
It’s bittersweet, considering Brady holds just about every NFL record for quarterbacks during his time with the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but after a tough 2022 season both on the field and in his personal life, it’s probably for the best.
After Brady initially came out of retirement earlier last year, saying he was returning, it came with quite the cost.
The decision led to a massive argument between the QB and his wife of 13 years, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, because Brady allegedly said that he was calling it quits to focus more on his family, but didn’t stay true to his statement.
Although we all thought it was one of those things where you wait for it to blow over, it never did, as the two officially filed for divorce last year.
Now, Gisele is allegedly dating her and Tom’s son’s jiujitsu trainer, and Brady has been rumored to be dating 26-year-old Slovakian model, Veronika Rajek.
But, with that being said, it appears that Gisele and Tom are on at least decent terms, as she responded in the comments of his Instagram post, saying:
“Wishing you only wonderful things in this new chapter of your life”
I mean, is that the most generic comment of all time? That sounds like something you’d say when a coworker you hate announces that they are taking another job.
You already know this has to be tough on both of them, and you can’t help but wonder if things would’ve gone differently had Brady stayed retired last year.
Now, the future Hall of Fame QB will be joining FOX Sports as a lead NFL analyst, beginning next season.