Tom Brady, a seven-time Super Bowl champion, has announced his retirement from the NFL after 23 seasons.
The 45-year-old, who spent two decades with the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, confirmed his decision in a social media video. It comes a year after he announced his retirement, only to change his mind 40 days later.
Brady played for the Patriots for 20 years, winning six Super Bowls and three MVP awards while anchoring the team’s dynasty alongside head coach Bill Belichick and owner Rob Kraft. With the Bucs, he won Super Bowl LV and led them to the playoffs in each of his three seasons.
In the video posted to his social media, Brady said: “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 I woke up this morning I figured I’d just press record and let you guys know first so, it won’t be long winded.
“You only get one super emotional retirement essay and I used mine up last year, so really thank you guys so much 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. Love you all.”