Brady’s sports company TB12 confirmed the news in a tweet Saturday afternoon.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback, months away from his 45th birthday, will retire after 10 Super Bowl appearances, 15 Pro Bowls, three MVPs and countless other records.
Brady, who spent the first 20 years of his career with the New England Patriots, has said for years that he plans to play until age 45.
Brady, who turns 45 on August 3, outsold all of the players from his own draft class in 2000, when he was included in the 199th overall list by the Patriots of the season. Bill Belichick’s first. He also outlasted every player enlisted in 2001, 2002 and 2003.
Brady leads the league in both passes (5,316) and touchdown (43) in 2021, the second time in his career he has led the NFL in both categories in the same season (2007).
A member of teams across decades from both the 2000s and 2010s, Brady retired as the NFL’s all-time leader in passes (84,520), touchdown passes (624). and completed pass (7,263). Brady retired after 47 playoffs in his career, the most of all time and 15 more than the last player on the old Patriots roster, Adam Vinatieri. His 318 regular season appearances is the seventh most of all time.
Brady has managed to lead the Buccaneers to consecutive Super Bowl championships, something no team has achieved since Brady’s Patriots in 2003-04.
Over 285 appearances with New England, including 283 starts, Brady scored 219-64, adding 30-11 in the post-season and 6-3 in the Super Bowls. He won MVP titles with the Patriots in 2007, 2010, and 2017, though didn’t win the Super Bowl in any of those seasons. Brady served as MVP in Super Bowls XXXVI, XXXVIII, XLIX and LI with New England and LV in Tampa Bay.
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ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington news report on the Saturday before TB12’s social media post.
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