Brady Announces His Retirement From the NFL


National Football League

Tom Brady has decided to retire after 23 seasons with the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Craig Nickels, Reporter

Some new NFL news shocked the world today as the greatest the game has ever seen decided to re-retire. If you don’t know by now I’m talking about Tom Brady. 

The reason I say the best this game has ever seen is because he has every single stat and accolade to back it up. Tom Brady has played 23 seasons for the Patriots and Buccaneers. He has thrown for 89,214 yards and 649 touchdowns. He was selected to play in 14 Pro Bowls. He has won one Comeback Player of the Year award, two Offensive Player of the Year awards, three MVP awards, five Super Bowl MVP awards and seven championships. If that doesn’t scream “I’m the best” I’m not sure what will.

This morning he went to Twitter and decided to announce there to everyone that he would be retiring from the NFL. While he is retiring from the NFL that doesn’t mean he’s retiring from football altogether. Last summer Brady had signed a massive contract with Fox to be their lead analyst. This deal is going to make Brady double the amount of money he made this year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

Before the season started, Brady made it very clear that even though he came out of retirement, that this very well could have been his last year, and that plan seemed to work itself out as he announced this morning in the short video. Brady did want to end on a Super Bowl victory but it seems he’s settled down and is now actually looking to retire “for good” as he said. “I think that would obviously be the greatest way to end. I just have a competitive fire that got the best of me,” Brady said. 

Other than the Fox deal, Tom Brady has some other income streams that are worth taking a look at. Such as his production company, 199 productions, which was named after what pick the Patriots took Brady in the NFL draft in 2000. Brady’s new movie “80 for Brady” coincidentally releases on Friday, Feb. 3. 

Brady’s retirement is definitely going to let him explore new paths in life, and his career was definitely one for the books.