Tom Brady set to retire from NFL

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Tom Brady is set to retire fro NFL after 22 seasons and seven super Bowl wins.

Seven-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady is reportedly retiring from the NFL after 22 seasons.

Brady’s agent Don Yee has refused to confirm or deny Brady is retiring and says the quarterback will make an official announcement soon.

“I understand the advance speculation about Tom’s future,” said Yee. “Without getting into the accuracy or inaccuracy of what’s being reported, Tom will be the only person to express his plans with complete accuracy. He knows the realities of the football business and planning calendar as well as anybody, so that should be soon.”

Brady’s management company had posted news of his retirement online, tweeting ‘7 Super Bowl Rings, 5 Super Bowl MVPs, 3 League MVP Awards, 22 Incredible Seasons, Thank you for it all Tom Brady’. They later deleted the tweet, while the NFL announced his retirement along with tributes for the 44-year-old.

NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport said pushback was based on timing as opposed to the decision to retire itself, noting that Brady does intend to retire according to ‘several people close to him’.

“My understanding, confirming the initial report, is that Tom Brady does plan to retire,” Rapoport said.

“I’ve spoken to several people close to him who believe he has played his last down of football. This sounds to me, taking all things together, to be an issue of timing more than anything – Brady is very in charge and in control of his brands, he generally has fantastically well-produced announcements.

“This is not all buttoned up yet but my understanding is the plan is, in fact, for Tom Brady to retire.”

Brady’s retirement would bring an end to an extraordinary career across in which he won more Super Bowls than any one team has in NFL history, as well as being a three-time NFL MVP, five-time Super Bowl MVP, a 15-time Pro Bowler, two-time NFL Offensive Player of the Year and a member of the past two All-Decade teams and the NFL’s 100th Anniversary All-Time Team.

Brady, who was selected 199th overall by the Patriots at the 2000 NFL Draft, had previously expressed his desire to play in the NFL at the age of 45, but cast doubt over his future after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Divisional Round playoff defeat to the Los Angeles Rams.

The 44-year-old explained that his decision would be primarily based on what was best for his family, having previously outlined his desire to spend more time with his wife and children.

“It’s not always what I want. It’s what we want as a family,” he said at the time. “And I’m going to spend a lot of time with them and figure out in the future what’s next.”

He will depart widely-considered the greatest to play the sport, having claimed records for all-time completions (7,263), passing yards (84,520), passing touchdowns (624), starts (316), Pro Bowl selections and Super Bowl MVPs while never registering a losing season across his time with the Patriots and Bucs.

Brady is coming off one of the most productive seasons in his NFL career after throwing a league-high 5.316 passing yards alongside 43 touchdowns.

Such was his success in the latter stages of his career, Brady threw more touchdown passes in his 40s (168) than he did during his 20s (147).

“He’s the greatest competitor that ever played American football and the greatest quarterback,” Baltimore Ravens inside linebackers coach and Sky Sports NFL pundit Rob Ryan told Sky Sports News. “All good things must come to an end and I’m sure he discussed it at length with his family.

“When you see the hits, these guys hit with incredible force, right now it’s a perfect time, he’s got absolutely nothing to prove, he’s won seven Super Bowls, a record that’s never going to be beaten. He’s the greatest to play the sport.

“He’s the greatest competitor I’ve ever been around and I was fortunate enough and blessed to be with him for five years there in New England.”

Tom Brady det to retire from NFL

Seven-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady is reportedly retiring from the NFL after 22 seasons.

Brady’s agent Don Yee has refused to confirm or deny Brady is retiring and says the quarterback will make an official announcement soon.

“I understand the advance speculation about Tom’s future,” said Yee. “Without getting into the accuracy or inaccuracy of what’s being reported, Tom will be the only person to express his plans with complete accuracy. He knows the realities of the football business and planning calendar as well as anybody, so that should be soon.”

Brady’s management company had posted news of his retirement online, tweeting ‘7 Super Bowl Rings, 5 Super Bowl MVPs, 3 League MVP Awards, 22 Incredible Seasons, Thank you for it all Tom Brady’. They later deleted the tweet, while the NFL announced his retirement along with tributes for the 44-year-old.

NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport said pushback was based on timing as opposed to the decision to retire itself, noting that Brady does intend to retire according to ‘several people close to him’.

“My understanding, confirming the initial report, is that Tom Brady does plan to retire,” Rapoport said.

“I’ve spoken to several people close to him who believe he has played his last down of football. This sounds to me, taking all things together, to be an issue of timing more than anything – Brady is very in charge and in control of his brands, he generally has fantastically well-produced announcements.

“This is not all buttoned up yet but my understanding is the plan is, in fact, for Tom Brady to retire.”

Brady’s retirement would bring an end to an extraordinary career across in which he won more Super Bowls than any one team has in NFL history, as well as being a three-time NFL MVP, five-time Super Bowl MVP, a 15-time Pro Bowler, two-time NFL Offensive Player of the Year and a member of the past two All-Decade teams and the NFL’s 100th Anniversary All-Time Team.

Brady, who was selected 199th overall by the Patriots at the 2000 NFL Draft, had previously expressed his desire to play in the NFL at the age of 45, but cast doubt over his future after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Divisional Round playoff defeat to the Los Angeles Rams.

The 44-year-old explained that his decision would be primarily based on what was best for his family, having previously outlined his desire to spend more time with his wife and children.

“It’s not always what I want. It’s what we want as a family,” he said at the time. “And I’m going to spend a lot of time with them and figure out in the future what’s next.”

He will depart widely-considered the greatest to play the sport, having claimed records for all-time completions (7,263), passing yards (84,520), passing touchdowns (624), starts (316), Pro Bowl selections and Super Bowl MVPs while never registering a losing season across his time with the Patriots and Bucs.

Brady is coming off one of the most productive seasons in his NFL career after throwing a league-high 5.316 passing yards alongside 43 touchdowns.

Such was his success in the latter stages of his career, Brady threw more touchdown passes in his 40s (168) than he did during his 20s (147).

“He’s the greatest competitor that ever played American football and the greatest quarterback,” Baltimore Ravens inside linebackers coach and Sky Sports NFL pundit Rob Ryan told Sky Sports News. “All good things must come to an end and I’m sure he discussed it at length with his family.

“When you see the hits, these guys hit with incredible force, right now it’s a perfect time, he’s got absolutely nothing to prove, he’s won seven Super Bowls, a record that’s never going to be beaten. He’s the greatest to play the sport.

“He’s the greatest competitor I’ve ever been around and I was fortunate enough and blessed to be with him for five years there in New England.”

 

Source: Skysports

 

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