Tom Brady officially announced his retirement on Tuesday after seven Super Bowls, five Super Bowl MVP awards and three league MVP honors in 22 seasons with the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Patriots picked Brady in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft, 199th overall, and saw him become what many consider the greatest player in league history.
During the 2021 season, Brady set the all-time NFL record for passing yards. He also leads the NFL in passing touchdowns with 624, completions (7,263) and pass attempts (11,317). His 2021 season was one of the most prolific of his career, with a league-leading 5,316 yards and 43 touchdowns. At 44, he led all NFL quarterbacks in passing yards, attempts, completions and touchdowns.
Multiple reports on Saturday said Brady was retiring, but he didn’t comment until Monday on his “Let’s Go” podcast, saying he was “still going through the process” of decision-making. “When the time is right, I will be ready to make a decision one way or the other,” he added. He declined to give a timeline for a decision.
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