Tom Brady just announced what the football world has been speculating on, would he, or would he not, retire, and he said today he is finished.

Wasn't it a year ago he said he was done after winning the Super Bowl for the 7th time with Tampa Bay. Yes, it was February 1st last year that he announced his retirement, only to change his mind after 40-days of deep thought. So, this year?


This video was released this morning. He did acknowledge his retirement last year. He said:

“I know the process was a pretty big deal last time, so when I woke up this morning, I figured I would just press record and let you guys know first,” Brady said. “It won’t be longwinded. You only get one super emotional retirement essay and I used it up last year.”


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We all know Tom Brady was the former Michigan Quarterback, playing in 29 games, with a nearly 62% completion percentage and passing for over 4,700 and 30 TD's. But he was a low draft pick in the NFL draft to the New England Patriots and sat on the bench a lot.

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But when Drew Bledsoe was injured, Brady stepped in, and the rest is history. He spent 20-years with New England before moving on to the Buccaneers.

Fox17 reported that during his 23-year NFL career, he won seven Super Bowls, five Super Bowl MVP awards, three NFL MVP awards, and was a 15-time Pro Bowler. He set all-time NFL records for games won by a quarterback, career passing yards, passing touchdowns, and completions.

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Ironically, this retirement announcement comes as the comedy, “80 for Brady,” about four women’s quest to see him play in the Super Bowl, is released in theaters this week. Brady walked the red carpet for the movie’s opening on Tuesday.

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