Groundhog Day? Tom Brady posts a final good bye: 'I'm retiring. For good.'
Tom Brady is retiring … again.
But this time it's for good.
The Buccaneers quarterback made the announcement in a 53 second video that appeared to be shot on the beach, possibly Miami Beach. He owns a home in Miami. Brady, 45, is a seven-time Super Bowl champion and not just the greatest quarterback of all-time but arguably the great football player of all-time.
It was a year to the day he announced his first "retirement."
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Tom Brady's final goodbye
"Good morning guys. 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 when I woke up this morning I figured I'd just press record and let you guys know first. I won't be long winded. You only get one super emotional retirement essay and I used mine up last year, so …
Brady then got emotional as he started his thank yous.
"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 that I wouldn't change for a thing. Love you all."
Tom Brady's second retirement
Brady, 45, also announced he was retiring last year before changing his mind 40 days later. He returned for a third season with the Bucs and led the team to the playoffs despite an 8-9 record, the first losing record in a regular season for Brady in his 23-year career.
Tampa lost to the Cowboys, 31-14, in the first round of the playoffs after a regular season in which Brady broke his all-time NFL record for most completions in a season with 490. He lead the league in completions and attempts (733) while passing for 4,694 yards and 25 touchdowns.
A three-time MVP, his last was at 40 becoming the oldest player to win an MVP, Brady went to 10 Super Bowls, nine of those during his 20 years with the Patriots, an NFL record for longevity with one team. He won six of those titles while playing in New England. He owns several NFL career records including 89,214 passing years and 649 touchdown passes.
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