Tom Brady Actually Retires

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Tom Brady heading to the locker room and waiving to the fans after a Bucs home game.

Juan Sanzonetti, Reporter And Editor

The news that no one wanted to hear, Tom Brady announced his retirement from football after 22 seasons, 10 Super Bowl appearances and 7 championships between the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After losing the NFL Divisional Round 30 -27 against the Los Angeles Rams. This last season wasn’t bad for him particularly because at 44 years old he had a league high in touchdown passes (44) and passing yards (5,316). Therefore it didn’t seem that he was lowering his level. 

The game against The Rams was tough because LA’s lead was very big to overcome, but the Buccaneers woke up in the fourth quarter with Brady’s help with 329 passing yards, 1 interception and 1 touchdown pass. The Bucs were tied with LA in the last minutes (27 – 27), but in the last 42 seconds of regulation Matthew Stafford made a 44-yard deep pass to Cooper Kupp, which set up Matt Gay that in the closing seconds with a 30-yard field goal. The NFL passing leader and all-time touchdowns could not finish the job.

Tom Brady was picked with the 199th selection in the 6th round by the New England Patriots in 2000 NFL Draft, since then: 

  • 10 Super Bowl Appearances ( between Patriots and Tampa Bay)
  • 7 Super Bowl Championship (6 with Patriots and 1 with Tampa)
  •  All-time leader touchdown passes ( 624) 
  • All-time leader passing yards (84,520)
  • Most pass completions in NFL history (7,263)
  • 1 Comeback Player award
  • 2 Offensive Player of the Year awards 
  • 3 MVP awards 
  • 5 Super Bowl MVP awards