Tom Brady supposedly retired in January, but now after telling it straight from his social media, it’s official that the GOAT has hung up his cleats for good.
Well, it only took a couple of days after many of us were duped, but it’s official. Tom Brady, the NFL’s greatest quarterback, has retired. For further and official, truthful proof, he posted a message on social media.
That’s enough vindication for us all. Plus, there’s no need to repeat every accolade this man has achieved in his career. You can find that here in the previous story. However, it is worth mentioning that he won seven Super Bowl rings, passed for over 80,000 yards, and holds several NFL passing records. Oh, and he is no doubt headed to the Hall of Fame.
Still, none of those numbers truly matter. For a man like Brady, who is so accomplished in his career, his greatest asset may have been proving doubters wrong. Think about where his journey began.
He started as a backup quarterback in high school, started as a backup at Michigan, and the same story in the NFL before finally getting his chance. Upon entering the lineup, as they say, the rest is history.
Tom Brady will go down as the NFL’s greatest quarterback, and we wish him a happy retirement.
Tom Brady’s legacy will forever be etched in stone as the last man in the NFL from the 2000 NFL Draft. Some love him, and some despise him. But that comes with a lot of success. In the end, though, he gets the last laugh.
Some will point to the Spygate and Deflategate saga and use that as attempts to tarnish Brady, but again, he always got the last laugh. Though the Rams sent him out of the playoffs this past year, he still managed to make a game out of nothing, and that’s honorable.
But above all, he didn’t deserve to not be the first one to announce his retirement. What he endured earlier when the news got out had to be frustrating, and for that, we apologize, myself included, for jumping the gun. He has said it himself now, and for that, we say thank you.
There will be speculation about why he did not mention the Patriots in his retirement post, but rest assured, he does care about that city, as he said several times when he beat the Patriots in Foxborough this past season. Rest assured, Patriots fans; he is still among the force.
Thank you, Tom Brady, for the memories, and the NFL wishes you a happy and safe retirement. You deserve to speak out on your choice, and we look forward to giving you a gold jacket when it is indeed your time to be inducted into Canton.