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Tom Brady Leaves Patrick Mahomes, Serena Williams, David Beckham and Millions Others “Teary-Eyed” With Massive Career Announcement

Published 02/01/2023, 10:46 AM EST

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The GOAT of the NFL shocked the world when he uploaded a 53-second video on his social media accounts. The seven-time Super Bowl winner announced his retirement for the second time. Without any doubt, this is the biggest news in the world of sports. Tom Brady certainly brought tears to the eyes of many people. Many superstar athletes and actors reacted to the bittersweet news.

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Contrary to how fans reacted to the news (they did not believe that Tampa Tom was out of the league and joked about his second retirement), many popular personalities and admirers of the former Bucs QB wrote congratulatory messages for him.

The future Hall of Famer played his 23rd season this year. Although the season did not go as TB12 might have imagined, he managed to break and make impressive records. Who can forget that Brady is the only player in the NFL to surpass 100,000 career passing yards? The list is endless and may make people think the 45-year-old is superhuman.


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When the unexpected news of his retirement came, fans and stars clamored in the comment section to write their best wishes for the legendary quarterback.


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The star shot-caller of the Kansas City Chiefs, Patrick Mahomes, posted three emojis of goats, making it clear to everyone that he considers Brady the greatest of all time in football. Then the soccer legend, David Beckham, wrote, “We love you man.” The X-Men fame star Hugh Jackman also joined the other star names, as he said, “A sensational career. To say the least! Onward. Love HJ.” 


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A fellow quarterback who signed the most expensive contract with the Denver Broncos, Russell Wilson said, Congrats Tom. The Greatest.” The queen of tennis, Serena Williams, who believes Terrific Tom is the GOAT, wrote, “I’m getting teary eyed watching this. Sad to see you go. Welcome to the retirement world…. Again.” 

The recently retired DE, JJ Wat, joked, “The newly retired group meets on the golf course every morning at 10am. Drinks are on the new guy, so bring your wallet.” 

However, among such comments from several iconic stars, one stood out, his former supermodel wife’s message for the legendary QB. Gisele Bündchen wrote, “Wishing you only wonderful things in this new chapter of your life.”


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Hence, it was a bittersweet moment for everyone when the former Bucs QB almost choked up while giving the news of his retirement to the world.

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Written by:

Neha Joshi


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Neha Joshi is an NFL writer at Essentially Sports. She is currently pursuing her postgraduate degree in English Literature from R.D National College, Mumbai and has also previously worked as a Graduate Intern at Jacobs.
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Tony Thomas