Tom Brady has finally given a closure to the most sought after mystery in the NFL- about his retirement plans, and the record seven time Super Bowl champion has just announced his retirement after 22 seasons of establishing himself as the greatest quarterback of all time.
On Wednesday, Brady announced that he was hanging his cleats up through a statement that he took to Instagram to make public.
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“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,” Brady said in his post.
“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. I’ve done a lot of reflecting the past week and have asked myself difficult questions. And I am so proud of what we have achieved. My teammates, coaches, fellow competitors, and fans deserve 100% of me, but right now, it’s best I leave the field of play to the next generation of dedicated and committed athletes,” the 44-year-old added.
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