There are others in the argument(Jordan, Ruth,), but I agree. Incredible dominance, playing the most demanding position in American team sports. What an incredible 20 years he gave us. Can’t wait to see him honored at Gillette. That will be unreal. The greatest Boston athlete of all time as well.I definitely wanted one more year. But he went out at 44 leading the NFL in yards and TDs.
No regrets. He's the best professional sports player in history.
Michigan guy Schefter broke it and Edelman has tweeted about it so while not a full confirmation it seems pretty solidIt will be so weird without TB12 embarassing defenses next year. We have been blessed to witness him as our QB for 20 years.
Has this been confirmed anywhere though?
I'm just guessing, who knows until/unless he explicitly tells us. Makes a lot of sense to me that, as soon as he won a title after going somewhere else, he felt like he truly had nothing left to prove and couldn't rationalize continuing to prioritize himself and his football career over his family and other interests.Honestly I don’t buy this. I think he just wanted to keep playing and do things more his way.
I think there is one team that could convince him to play one more season and even then not 50% chance, more like 49I kind of expected this but am still shocked for some reason. I do wonder if the situation in Tampa, which appeared to deteriorate towards the end, was better if he would still be retiring.
Any chance he has change of heart?
saw the Jules tweet after. Just interesting as Tb12 has become so twitter / ig involved he didnt break the news himselfMichigan guy Schefter broke it and Edelman has tweeted about it so while not a full confirmation it seems pretty solid
If he hasn’t told the Bucs or Arians yet, that sort it speaks volumes about his relationship with them.
Because I can imagine him trying to scheme to get out of Tampa to play one more year for some other team but he has to get cut first. Sign with a team at training camp or something.Not that the Bucs would want compensation, but there might be a technicality to work around
It’s official if the official NFL twitter account tweeted it out
Of all of the crazy facts about Brady’s career that might be the craziest. Never took the field once in 22 years out of contention for the Super Bowl.Won’t happen. He walks away as an MVP candidate, who never played a game out of contention for a championship.