By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Brady played his career with the New England Patriots and the Buccaneers. The Greatest of All Time steps away after having one of the greatest seasons of his career.
“I have always believed the sport of football is an ‘all-in’ proposition — if a 100% competitive commitment isn’t there, you won’t succeed, and success is what I love so much about our game,” Brady said in an Instagram post. “There is a physical, mental, and emotional challenge EVERY single day that has allowed me to maximize my highest potential. And I have tried my very best these past 22 years. There are no shortcuts to success on the field or in life.
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“This is difficult for me to write, but here it goes: I am not going to make that competitive commitment anymore. I have loved my NFL career, and now it is time to focus my time and energy on other things that require my attention.”
After the season, it was a bit different. Brady had talked about spending more time with his wife and kids.”
On Saturday, news began to leak out that Brady was going to retire. However, hours after the initial report, Brady’s father and Brady’s agent denied the rumors.
The 44-year-old San Mateo, California native was a sixth-round draft pick in the 2000 NFL Draft. He is the greatest 199th draft pick — and the greatest draft pick ever.
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In his final campaign, he went 13-4 in 17 games. He went 485 of 719 for 5,316 passing yards. He had thrown 43 touchdown passes and 12 interceptions.
He ends his career with 84,520 passing yards, the most all-time. He also threw 624 touchdown passes and 203 interceptions.
He is a lock for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He won seven Super Bowls in his career.
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