Really this time?… Quarterback GOAT Tom Brady announces second retirement
Tom Brady (46, photo), who is considered the best quarterback in American professional football (NFL) history, announced his second retirement in a year. Unlike his reversal of his retirement a year ago, this time he is expected to take off his real helmet.
Brady said through a video filmed and posted on his social network service (SNS) on the 1st, “Hello everyone. I’ll just give you the gist. I’m retiring Forever,” he said. “When he announced his retirement last year, he used all the wordy,” Brady said, 스포츠토토 adding, “Thank you to everyone who has supported us so far.” Brady announced his retirement in February last year, but overturned his retirement after 40 days, citing ‘unfinished business’.
His team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, sported Brady’s number 12 with the hashtag “#ThankYouTom.” The Glazer family, who own Tampa Bay along with Manchester United in the English Premier League, said, “We are grateful for the influence and memories he has given us, taking the entire organization to a new level and creating one of the most iconic moments in history.” Patrick Mahomes (Kansas City Chiefs), who is being discussed as the successor to the NFL’s best quarterback, put up a goat icon on social media, meaning ‘Greatest Of All Time (GOAT · The Best in History)’. English Premier League Tottenham goal scorer Harry Kane also accompanied the goat icon, saying, “Congratulations on retiring with a great achievement. Let’s meet at the golf course.”
Gisele Bundchen, a world-renowned top model who divorced Brady in October last year after 13 years of marriage, left a comment saying, “I hope that the new chapter of your life will be filled with wonderful things.” It was Brady’s return to active duty that separated them, the ‘parakeet couple’. Brady, who finished the 2021-2022 season with Tampa Bay, announced his retirement, saying, “I have nothing more to accomplish as a player, and I want to spend time faithfully to my family.” His return to active duty became the main reason for the divorce as his retirement declaration was overturned within six weeks.
Brady signed a hugely lucrative commentator contract with Fox Sports last year. The size of the contract is a total of 375 million dollars (approximately 457 billion won) over 10 years. This is more than the total annual salary Brady received while playing as an active player. It seems likely that this retirement declaration is true.
Brady has won seven Super Bowls. The teams that have won the most Super Bowls are the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers, six each. This is why Brady is often referred to as a ‘greater player than the team’. Brady has won six championships in New England and is on top once more in 2021 after moving the team to Tampa Bay. Brady has left a number of ‘NFL records’, including Super Bowl appearances (10 times), Super Bowl MVP selection (5 times), regular season career passing distance (89,214 yards), and number of touchdown passes (649 times). Even in the 2022-2023 season, Brady led his team, Tampa Bay, to the playoffs, but was eliminated in the wild card round, the first round of the playoffs.