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Tom Brady‘s run in the NFL has officially come to an end … the quarterback revealed Wednesday morning he’s retiring — and this time, it’s “for good.”
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers star made the announcement in a short video that he posted to his social media page.
In the clip, Brady fought back tears — while insisting there’s no chance he comes back to the gridiron again.
“I know the process was a pretty big deal last time,” Brady said, “so when I woke up this morning I figured I’d just press record and let you guys know first.”
Tom went on to thank his family, friends, teammates, opponents and fans — adding that he “wouldn’t change a thing.”
“Love you all,” he concluded.
Tom Brady Officially Retires, Doesn’t Mention Patriots In Goodbye Note
Brady’s made this announcement once before — back on Feb. 1 of last year, he told the football world he was done. Of course, that retirement lasted just a few weeks, as he unretired just 40 days later.
Tom’s contract with the Bucs had run out this offseason — but many had speculated the 45-year-old could return in 2023, perhaps with the Super Bowl contender San Francisco 49ers.
But, Brady — who played 23 seasons in the NFL — made it clear in his vid Wednesday, he ain’t coming back.
Tom appeared at peace with this decision at the “80 For Brady” premiere on Tuesday in Los Angeles, sporting a big smile while rubbin’ elbows with his costars and other Hollywood celebs.
Brady will go down as arguably the greatest football player ever — his resume is unmatched … he won seven Super Bowls, earned three MVP awards, and was selected to 15 Pro Bowls. He was also named an All-Pro three times … and threw for 89,214 yards and 649 TDs — both NFL records.
In his final season in the league, Brady led the Bucs to the playoffs — but bowed out early, losing to the Dallas Cowboys in the Wild Card round.
He’s now expected to hit the broadcast booth after signing a mega deal to work with Fox as a color commentator.