Report: Tom Brady retiring after 22 seasons in NFL
The career of the greatest quarterback in NFL history is coming to an end, according to reports.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Saturday afternoon that Tom Brady will retire from the NFL after 22 seasons. He spent 20 years with the New England Patriots and 2 seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The news comes a week after the Bucs were eliminated from the playoffs in the NFC Divisional Round in a 30-27 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
Brady will retire having won 7 Super Bowl titles in his career, 6 of which came in New England. He led Tampa Bay to a world title in 2020, his first year with the franchise.
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Tom Brady is retiring from football after 22 extraordinary seasons, multiple sources tell @JeffDarlington and me.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 29, 2022
Brady has also been recognized as a 5-time Super Bowl MVP, a 3-time NFL MVP, a 2-time NFL Offensive Player of the Year and a 15-time Pro Bowl selection. If he does step down, he’ll be the most decorated quarterback to ever play the game.
During his brilliant career in the NFL, Brady has thrown for 84,520 yards, 624 touchdowns and a 97.6 career passer rating. He owns NFL records for most career quarterback wins, career passing attempts, career completions, career passing yards, career passing touchdowns and most completions in a season.
Brady, 44, was a sixth-round pick in the 2000 NFL Draft, going No. 199 overall.