Tom Brady Announces Retirement: “It’s Best That I Leave The Field Of Play To The Next Generation”

Tom Brady is officially hanging up his cleats after 22 extraordinary seasons.

He made the announcement this morning on Twitter and Instagram:

“I have always believed the sport of football is an “all-in” proposition – if a 100% competitive commitment isn’t there, you won’t succeed and success is what I love so much about our game.

There is a physical, mental, and emotional challenge EVERY single day that has allowed me to maximize my highest potential. And I have tried my very best these past 22 years. There are no shortcuts to success on the field or in life.

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.”

Read the full statement below.


Editorial credit: Steve Jacobson