Tom Brady is retiring after 22 seasons in the NFL that saw him set league records for passing yards, passing touchdowns, wins and Super Bowl victories.
Brady, 44, was a sixth-round pick of the New England Patriots in 2000 and took over as the team’s starter in 2001 when Drew Bledsoe suffered an injury. Brady led the Patriots to six Super Bowl wins and then won a seventh after signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a free agent in 2020.
The news of his decision to retire was reported Saturday by ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington. The report was seemingly confirmed by Brady’s company, TB12 Sports, and the NFL with both tweeting out congratulations to the quarterback.