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Tom Brady Closes the Curtains On His Incredible 22-Year Career With An Emotional Statement

Published 02/01/2022, 11:19 AM EST

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Tom Brady is now set to embark on a journey away from football after 22 remarkable years as an exceptional NFL quarterback. The 44-year-old has finally decided to call it quits and set sail on a new life beyond the horizons of football. The world of football has now closed its long yet memorable chapter on the GOAT.

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Tom Brady this morning took to Twitter to release multiple statements thanking the unsung heroes of his life for helping him in every aspect of his career. The seven-time Super Bowl winner has finally broken the ice and announced his final decision himself. Brady will no longer be a quarterback anymore.


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The world of football is in great shock while many grieve his decision to part ways with the sport all of a sudden. However, it would not be much of a surprise to some, especially after NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported it a couple of days ago.

But Brady denied the claims saying he would rather call his retirement himself than announce it through somebody else. Turns out that announcement has come way sooner than people would have expected it.

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The quarterback wrote that football needs a “100% competitive commitment” in order to succeed. Brady further went on to say that he is “not going to make that competitive commitment anymore.” His contribution as a quarterback can never be put to words and his career in the NFL can never be replicated.

The GOAT then went on to state that he needs to focus on other dimensions of his life. “I have loved my NFL career, and now it is time to focus my time and energy on other things that require my attention,” Brady added.


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In his heartfelt message on Twitter, Tom Brady composed the coda of his career and thanked the ones closest to him. He then goes on to thank several other people who have played a major role in his life, including, the Bucs fans, the city of Tampa Bay, the Glazers family, GM Jason Licht, HC Bruce Arians along with other Bucs coaches and employees, his trainer Alex Guerrero, sports agents Don Yee and Steve Dubin, his parents and family, and finally his loving wife Gisele Bundchen and kids Jack, Benny and Vivi.


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This was the last time, the NFL witnessed the GOAT in his uniform. And his matchup with the Los Angeles Rams became the last game of his career. With that, the most winningest quarterback in the NFL all-time closes his book and walks into the sunset after naming the sport his own.

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Sauvik Banerjee


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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.
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