Tom Brady Took retirement From NFL
Tom Brady, the quarterback
for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, announced his retirement from football on Tuesday, saying it's time to focus on other things after a 22-year NFL career.
Brady, 44, the
seven-time Super Bowl champion, ended almost 72 hours of suspense when he posted a long Instagram post late Saturday afternoon announcing his retirement.
Brady writes on the harsh
physical toll and absolute commitment required to play professional football. He only made a few cryptic statements concerning his future plans.
"I am not going to make that competitive commitment anymore," Brady, the NFL's all-time leader in passing yards and touchdown passes, wrote.
"I have loved my
NFL career, and now it is time to focus my time and energy on other things that require my attention," he said.
Brady recently finished
his second season with the Buccaneers, as the defending Super Bowl winners were defeated in the NFC semifinals by the Los Angeles Rams.
Brady rescued the
Bucs from a 27-3 hole to tie the game late before Matt Gay's game-winning field goal at the buzzer a week ago Sunday.
As soon as the game finished, questions regarding Brady's future arose, including if he would return to Tampa Bay for the 2022 season.
Even as late as Monday,
it remained unclear whether Brady would retire.