Tom Brady
New England Patriots' Tom Brady raises the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Atlanta Falcons in overtime at the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. The Patriots defeated the Falcons 34-28. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Tom Brady Retires ‘For Good This Time’

Legendary quarterback Tom Brady announced his retirement via social media on Wednesday, and swears it’s permanent this time around.

Tom Brady was the 199th overall pick in the sixth round in the 2000 NFL Draft. He became the Patriots’ starting quarterback in his second season an the rest is history.

He retires a seven-time Super Bowl winner and five-time Super Bowl MVP. Aditionally, Tom Brady is a three-time NFL MVP, two-time Offensive Player of the Year and three-time first-team All-Pro honoree.

It doesn’t stop there. Brady is a three-time second-team All-Pro, 15-time Pro Bowler and the 2009 comeback player of the year.

 

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He was named in the NFL all-decade team for the 2000s and 2010s as well as the NFL’s 100th anniversary all-time team.

The 45-year-old has earned all those accolades and more. He ranks No.1 in league history in completions, pass attempts, yards, passing TDs, starts, QB wins, Pro Bowls and Super Bowls.

Brady led the NFL in passing TDs five times, the most by any other player in history. In 23 seasons, he made the postseason 20 times, winning 35 of 48 games played. He’s played in ten Super Bowls and has 1,200 postseason completions, 13,400 postseason passing yards, 88 postseason passing TDs, 14 game-winning drives and nine fourth-quarter comebacks. 

All the above figures are the most in NFL history. 

 

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“Good morning, guys. I’ll get to the point right away. I’m retiring. For good,” Brady said in a video. 

“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 I’d let you guys know first. It won’t be long-winded. You only get one super emotional retirement essay, and I used mine up last year. So I really thank you guys so much. To every single one of you for supporting me: My family, my friends, my teammates, my competitors I could go on forever. There’s too many. Thank you guys for allowing me to live my absolute dream. I wouldn’t change a thing. I love you all.”

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