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Tom Brady retires LIVE: Follow all the updates as NFL icon announces retirement for a second time, with 45-year-old insisting this time it is final

Follow Sportsmail’s live blog for all the news and reaction as Tom Brady announces his retirement from the NFL for a second time. 

How today played out for Brady

Reports in America are outlining the final moments that led up to Brady posting his retirement video on social media as he announced his final exit from the sport.

Brady had been contemplating whether to continue since the conclusion of the season and reportedly told Bucs chiefs at 6am of his decision. His decision was apparently split between extending his stay in Tampa and retirement.

The 45-year-old is reportedly exhausted by his highly-pressured football career and also by his divorce left than 12 months ago.

However, Brady’s future won’t be long beach strolls with margaritas in hand, instead he will be taking up a multi-million dollar broadcasting role.

England captain Harry Kane posts reaction

England football captain Harry Kane has tweeted his appreciation to Brady on the quarter-back’s sensational career. Like other sports stars, Kane labelled Brady the GOAT ‘Greatest of all time’ and told Brady he will ‘see him on the golf course soon’.

Kane is a big supporter of the NF, often in attendance at American Football matches being stages at his club Tottenham Hotspur’s stadium and has previously spoke of his ambition to make a switch to become an NFL kicker once finished with football.

Congrats on an amazing career @TomBrady! The 🐐

See you on the golf course soon 🙌

— Harry Kane (@HKane)

Looking back on THAT Buccaneers ring speech

Brady’s final club the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-shared the video following their 2021 Superbowl success.

An emotional Brady tells his teammates, club chiefs, and family in attendance of how he became a Bucs player having previously spent all of his career at the New England Patriots.

The title-winning quarterback explains how he was a sixth-round pick in his first-ever NFL draft and outlines how it was a ‘no-brainer’ to head to Tampa once he had a chance to leave the Patriots.

If his time at FOX doesn’t work out then Brady definitely has a future in motivational speaking.

We’ll never forget @TomBrady‘s ring ceremony speech 💍🐐

— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers)

How Brady changed over the years

This cool animation shows how the face of the NFL’s greatest quarterback of all time changed during his unrivalled time in the sport.

From winning his first Patriots start in 2001 against Payton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts to his final game at the age of 45 for the Buccaneers, Brady has been through it all.

Take a look!

After 23 seasons, Tom Brady is calling it a career 👏


Tampa Bay Buccaneers issues statement on Brady’s decision

Brady’s final club the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released a statement commenting on their former star’s meteoric achievements in NFL.

The 45-year-old u-turned on a previous retirement decision to join the Buccaneers in 2020 and cemented his status as a club legend by winning Super Bowl LV with the club.

In their statement, Tampa Bay’s general manager Jason Licht said Brady’s ‘legacy is unmatched’ and that his influence ‘will be felt for years to come’.

Conor McGregor pays tribute to Brady’s heritage

UFC celebrity Conor McGregor has been know to use his social media platforms for a few eye-raising moments in the past but has just posted a farewell message to the NFL legend.

McGregor, who resides in America for large periods of the year, commented on Brady’s Irish roots, labelling the star as an ‘ Irish American football legend’.

Lesser-known followers of Brady will be unaware of his connections to Ireland, with his ancestors previously escaping Ireland’s great famine to escape for more prosperous opportunities in the States.

Just think, Brady might have ended up being a rugby star in the Ireland green if it wasn’t for his distant relatives.

No finer Irish American football legend! I know the next chapter will continue your winning streak-Sláinte! @TomBrady

— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA)

Head coach Todd Bowles on Tom Brady’s retirement

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles has issued a statement in response to quarterback Tom Brady’s retirement announcement on Wednesday morning.

Tributes across the sporting world have poured in

Tributes from across the sporting world have poured in on social media since Tom Brady announced his retirement.

Stars such as David Beckham, Serena Williams and Michael Phelps have even taken to social media to pay tribute to his immense career.

Brady, in his final season at 45 still impressed

.@TomBrady in his final season at 45 years old:

– Set the NFL single-season records with 490 completions and 733 pass attempts
– 4,694 pass yards (3rd in the NFL)
– 25 touchdowns

— NFL (@NFL)

NFL all-time leader

Tom Brady ends his career as the NFL all-time leader in numerous statistics:

Super Bowls won – 7

Pass TD – 649

Game-winning drives – 58

4th-Q comebacks – 46

Pro Bowl selections – 15

Gisele Bundchen features in Tom Brady’s Instagram retirement announcement three months after their divorce

Tom Brady has shared a series of family snaps alongside his ex-wife and supermodel, Gisele Bündchen, in his retirement video on social media, just three months after the former couple’s divorce was finalized.  


The 45-year-old QB expressed gratitude to Bündchen, the mother of his two children and former significant other of 12 years, by including her in resurfaced memories from his playing days.
The 10 best plays of Tom Brady’s stunning NFL career

As Tom Brady heads into retirement, few NFL fans would argue against his status as the greatest of all time. 

Whether it be pinpoint passes, surgical drives downfield or mesmerising trick plays that caught his opponents off guard, Brady wowed fans for over two decades on the pitch.

Below, Sportsmail has picked out Brady’s 10 best plays as he pulls the curtain down on one of the NFL’s most glorious careers.

Whether it be pinpoint passes, surgical drives downfield or mesmerising trick plays that caught his opponents off guard, Brady wowed fans for over two decades on the pitch.
WATCH: Brady forever a Patriots legend
Michigan Football: ‘Nobody has ever done it better’

Nobody has ever done it better. Congratulations on one amazing career, @TomBrady, we love you!


— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball)

Former NFL executive Scott Pioli: ‘I love you my brother’

Folks have heard of #TomBrady greatness, work ethic, work habits & leadership but living it w/him from the beginning of #NFL career was gift to all of us
His humility, kindness & love toward my family & I is what resonates the most
I love you my brother & Godspeed
Next chapter…

— Scott Pioli (@scottpioli51)

Baltimore Ravens: ‘We had many battles over the years’

We had many battles over the years…

Congratulations on a great career @TomBrady.

— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens)

Buccaneers team-mate Ryan Jensen pays tribute

Thanks for pushing me everyday this season mentally and physically to get back on the field. I’m glad I was able to take the field with you one last time! Enjoy retirement, don’t dog me too much in the booth. Love ya man! @TomBrady

— Ryan Jensen (@sinjen66)

Tom Brady’s next chapter

The 45-year-old retired last year, reversed his decision and continued with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the 2022 season.


The 45-year-old retired last year, reversed his decision and continued with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the 2022 season. He had already inked a broadcasting deal for after his playing days.
The NFL show their appreciation to Brady’s trophy-laden career

For all the rings.
For all the touchdowns.
For all the memories.

Thank you for everything, @TomBrady. ❤️

— NFL (@NFL)

WATCH: Brady’s final goodbye

This is the moment Tom Brady said farewell to the crowd for the last time as Tampa Bay Buccaneers suffered an NFL play-off defeat to Dallas Cowboys two weeks ago.

The video has resurfaced in the wake of his retirement with the clip showing him kissing his parents and waving to his adoring fans.

The legendary quarter-back announced his retirement from the sport after a trophy-laden 23-year career for the second-time with an emotional video.
Mahomes and Jeter lead the tributes
Former NFL players and other professional athletes as well as celebrities and current league players have reacted to the seven-time Super Bowl champion decision to officially call it a day after 22 NFL seasons.
Brady’s career by numbers

Seven Super Bowl wins, five MVPs, 649 touchdown passes, 89,214 passing yards… and more

Read below to see Tom Brady’s incredible NFL career broken down in numbers.

The 44-year-old retiree holds marks for Super Bowl wins (seven) and appearances (10), not to mention at least 10 other major distinctions. He retired last year, made a U-turn, but this is it.
Denver Broncos: ‘Dont make us use this photo again’

Good thing we always seem to have this photo available — please don’t make us use it again. 😂

In all seriousness, congrats to an incredible competitor on an unbelievable career.

— Denver Broncos (@Broncos)

Tampa Bay show their appreciation
New England Patriots hail Brady as the GOAT
READ: Brady bids farewell to his sparkling NFL career

The full story as a legend calls it quits for the second time, posting an emotional message on social media and promising there will be no comeback. 

Brady walks away with SEVEN championships to his name, six with the New England Patriots where he teamed up so successfully in a 20-year stint alongside Bill Belichick. And then a final one with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Super Bowl LV. Brady broke just about every record in the book – most quarterback wins (251), highest number of passing yards (89, 214) and most passing touchdowns (249).

A seismic day for the NFL

Tom Brady has officially retired from the NFL at the age of 45, exactly a year after he called time on his extraordinary career for the first time. This time he says it is final. ‘You only get one super emotional retirement essay and I used that up last year’, he says.

Truly grateful on this day. Thank you 🙏🏻❤️

— Tom Brady (@TomBrady)

Tom Brady retires LIVE: Updates as NFL legend announces retirement for a second time

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