By Can Erozden
ANKARA (AA) – Tom Brady, the seven-time NFL Super Bowl champion, announced his retirement on Wednesday, but this time “for good.”
“Good morning, guys, I’ll get to the point right away. I’m retiring for good,” Brady said in an emotional video post on social media.
“I know the process was a pretty big deal last time so when I woke up this morning I figured I just press record and let you guys know first. I won’t be long-winded, you only get one super-emotional retirement essay and I used mine up last year,” the 45-year-old said.
Brady thanked his family, friends, fans, and competitors for their support.
“Thank you guys for allowing me to live my absolute dream. I wouldn’t change a thing. Love you all,” he added.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the franchise Brady played for last, thanked the quarterback for his services.
Brady first announced his retirement last February, but reversed his decision in mid-March to return for his 23rd season in NFL.
He played for the New England Patriots from 2000 to 2019, before moving to the Buccaneers.
The five-time Super Bowl MVP joined the Buccaneers in 2020, with whom he won the Super Bowl LV in February 2021.
Brady, who was thrice named the NFL MVP, won his other six Super Bowl championships with the Patriots.