Pierre Gasly Laurels Tom Brady as NFL Star Announces Retirement

Published 02/02/2022, 2:49 AM EST

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Tom Brady has been the talk of the town for over a week now, thanks to the rumors that spread after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ loss to the Los Angeles Rams in the divisional round, consequently ending Brady’s Super Bowl hopes. While many, including his own father and agent, denied such claims to be true, the announcement was imminent.

After having competed in 22 seasons and winning a record seven Super-Bowls, the American quarterback was always going to hang his boots at one point. And quite unfortunately, the official announcement arrived through social media on February 1.

Brady took to Instagram and Twitter to end the rumors by acknowledging his retirement from NFL. Hence, tributes poured in, not only from NFL but also several other fields including Formula One.


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Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri F1 driver, took to Instagram to re-iterate Brady’s final NFL post and further added a heartwarming caption as well. The Frenchman wrote, “What a career Tom Brady.” He further symbolized Brady being the ‘greatest of all time’.

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Brady finally affirmed his retirement from NFL after a wave of speculation struck the NFL community in late January. He revealed a rather heartbreaking statement on social media, thanking his teammates and the fans for their support.

This is difficult for me to write, but here it goes: I am not going to make that competitive commitment anymore,” he said. “I have loved my NFL career, and now it is time to focus my time and energy on other things that require my attention.


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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.”


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Overall, NFL has now lost a champion player in Brady, and nobody could ever replace someone of his caliber. Hence, now, the focus shifts to F1 where Lewis Hamilton is still yet to announce his decision amid retirement rumors. So, will the sporting world manage to lose two ‘GOATs’ in the span of two weeks? Well, let’s hope not!

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Rohit Kumar


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Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing.
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