Tom Brady announces NFL retirement after Gisele Bündchen divorce

Tom Brady is dropping the pigskin — “for good.”

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback announced his official retirement in a video posted to social media Wednesday morning and confirmed he would not be returning again.

“I’ll get to he point right away. I’m retiring for good,” he told the camera. “I know the process was a pretty big deal last time, so when I woke up this morning I figured I’d just press record and let you guys know first.”

Brady, 45, joked that athletes only get “one super emotional retirement essay” and, tragically, he has “used” his up last year.

“Thank you, guys, so much to every single one of you for supporting me, my family, my friends, my teammates, my competitors,” he continued.

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Tom Brady announced he’s retiring from the NFL “for good.”
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“Thank you, guys, for allowing me to live my absolute dream. I wouldn’t change a thing.”

The athlete announced exactly one year ago, on Feb. 1, 2022, that he would be retiring after 22 seasons.

“This is difficult for me to write, but here it goes: 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 that require my attention,” he wrote in a social media post at the time, seemingly referring to his marriage to then-wife Gisele Bündchen and his children.

However, just more than a month later, Brady un-retired and returned to the NFL, saying he belonged “on the field” and not “in the stands.”

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