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Tom Brady announces retirement againThe 45-year-old quarterback told fans on social media that he's ending his 23-year NFL career.
“I’m retiring, for good,” he said. He added in the short message that, as far as posting a more emotional essay, “I used mine up last year.”
He won seven Super Bowls, six with the New England Patriots and one more with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he played the final three seasons of his career, a tenure that lasted far longer than anyone could have imagined.
On Feb. 1, 2022, when Brady first announced his retirement after 22 seasons in the NFL, he said, "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."
Brady finishes his career with a stranglehold on the record books. His 89,214 passing yards and 649 touchdowns through the air are both easily the most ever. So are his seven Super Bowl rings.
"Thank you guys for allowing me to live my absolute dream. I wouldn't change a thing. I love you all."The announcement came a year to the day after he announced his retirement the first time, before returning 40 days later, citing "unfinished business."
He had one of his worst seasons in 2022, with 25 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. His 52.4 QBR was the lowest of his career since the stat began in 2006.
Nonetheless, Brady will go down as the most prolific quarterback in NFL history, with the most career passing touchdowns (649), completions (7,753), passing yards (89,214), game-winning drives (58) and games started (333).