Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has officially announced his retirement.
Brady is the NFL’s all-time passing leader for yards (84,520) and touchdowns (624), as well as quarterback wins (243).
The seven-time Super Bowl champion confirmed his decision in a lengthy post shared on his verified Instagram account.
“This is difficult for me to write, but here it goes: I am not going to make that competitive commitment anymore. I have loved my NFL career, and now it is time to focus my time and energy on other things that require my attention.”
The San Mateo native spent his first 20 seasons with the New England Patriots, leading the franchise to an NFL record six Super Bowl championships (tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers), before joining the Bucs as a free agent in March 2020, which resulted in Tampa Bay winning its second Super Bowl in franchise history, becoming the first NFL team to win a Super Bowl in its home stadium, last February.