Tom Brady Retiring after 22 Seasons

The GOAT is hanging up his cleats.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is retiring after 22 seasons in the NFL, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington.

The 44-year-old quarterback won seven Super Bowls, including six with the Patriots. His 20-year career in New England earned him near universal recognition as the greatest quarterback to ever play.

Brady’s legendary career includes two seasons in Tampa Bay and two decades with the New England Patriots. Brady leaves with a record seven Super Bowl rings, and countless individual records and awards. He’s the NFL’s all-time passing leader with 85,520 yards and 624 career touchdowns. He was a six-time All-Pro, 15-time Pro Bowler and five-time winner of the Super Bowl MVP.

In New England, Brady’s hallmark was the comeback. His career started with three Super Bowl wins in his first four years as the starter. The Patriots also completed the only perfect 16-game regular season in NFL history. Brady won three more Super Bowls in his final years, including a 25-point comeback victory over the Falcons, the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history.

In his first season with the Bucs, Brady helped lead them to their second Lombardi Trophy in franchise history, with an unforgettable playoff run that culminated in Tampa Bay becoming the first team in league history to play and win the Super Bowl in their home stadium.

Brady’s last game was a divisional-round loss against the Rams, one where he completed a 24-point comeback in the fourth quarter only to see Los Angeles edge his Buccaneers in the final seconds.

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