Why Tom Brady retired at age 45? Exploring oldest QB to retire from NFL

Tom Brady is retiring at the age of 45, his 23 seasons in NFL are blessed with seven Super Bowls and various records. The man is one of the best quarterbacks of all time and did many wonders during his tenure as a player.

His retirement news came as a shock to the sporting world and his fans. Tom Brady is such a charismatic player who seems to be irreplaceable in the upcoming few decades.

So, let’s find out more about the story and discover the reasons behind his retirement at this age.

Why did Tom Brady retire at the age of 45?

The former Michigan player made his debut on the NFL grounds as the 199th overall pick of the sixth round of the 2000 NFL draft selected by the Patriots. In his second season, Brady was the starting quarterback and led his team to Super Bowl with his extraordinary leadership capabilities.

At the time when the legend is putting an end to his iconic career, his hands aren’t empty. Besides seven Super Bowls, he is a five-time Super Bowl MVP, and three-time NFL MVP to name a few of his long list of accomplishments.

For the quarterback, his family comes to him first over everything else. And after years of stressful NFL life, he felt the importance of strengthening his ties with the family. Away from the spotlight, he wants to live a simple life with his kids and the rest of the family.

The father of three children wants to take every bite of the moment of watching them grow. And what could be the best option to do so than a long leave from the hectic lifestyle which may have given him everything from fame to fortune but also took away his fatherhood pleasure for a long time?

What is the maximum age for players to play in NFL?

If you are an NFL player then don’t hesitate to celebrate your birthday openly as that won’t hurt your professional dimension. Yes, got that right.

There is no maximum age for players to play in the NFL as long as they meet the required criteria both mentally and physically.

What is the oldest age to play NFL?

Tom Brady

George Blanda is a former NFL quarterback who was active on the field for 26 seasons. He started his journey with Chicago Bears and played his final season with Oakland Raiders. In 1975, the QB retired from his profession and he was 48 years old at that time which is the oldest age till which a footballer was active in the NFL.

What are your thoughts on these restless oldtimers playing football? Were you amazed? You can share your opinion with us in the comments. 

Golenur Aktar

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Golenur Aktar is a writer and made her debut in the 'Pen & Paper' industry holding the hands of Sportszion. She ignited her writing craze from Biography articles and now writes about NFL.


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