Tom Brady, the greatest quarterback of all–time, has officially announced his retirement from the NFL. After 32 years of living his dream, Brady formally announced the news on his social media accounts in an unedited 53–second video. His father, Tom Brady Sr., speaking to The Boston Globe, revealed the moment his son actually decided to call it quits as an NFL player. Brady Sr. said that the decision came as no surprise and that his son told him about it one week prior.
The 45–year–old will now embark on a career as a sportscaster, having signed a $375 million contract with Fox Sports. Although it is yet to be confirmed, Brady is likely to join Fox‘s pre–game Super Bowl LVII coverage, a role that was previously held by former tight end great, Greg Olsen.
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Brady‘s last ever NFL game was the Bucs’ Wild Card round playoff exit loss against the Cowboys (31–14). In a very emotional moment, Brady approached his parents and kissed them both before entering the tunnel at Raymond James Stadium.
Tom Brady Sr. expressed relief that his son had made the decision to retire, saying “it‘s about time”. He also added that his son was “very secure in his decision”. The quarterback‘s retirement marks the end of an era, and it will be interesting to see what his legacy will be in Fox Sports. Brady is sure to be a great success in his new career, and it will be interesting to watch him in the booth as he once again revolutionizes the game.