Tom Brady’s Hall of Fame career has come to an end — this time for good.
Tom Brady has taken matters into his own hands this offseason after a strange retirement cycle last year that didn’t seem appropriate for a player like Brady. As rumours about a potential comeback for one more season abounded, Brady clarified the situation by sharing a short message on his social media accounts announcing his final retirement.
Brady announced his retirement from football in a video posted to YouTube on Wednesday morning.
Brady was stoic rather than dragging out the announcement or making it a huge ordeal. He admitted that last year’s retirement saga was a shambles and that he wanted to avoid another circus.
“I’ll get right to the point: I’m leaving. “For good,” Brady declared. “I know the process was a big deal the last time, so I figured I’d just press record and let you guys know first.”
The rest of the announcement is as follows:
The logical follow-up inquiry is: Will Tom Brady actually leave the NFL?
We followed all the procedures when Brady announced his retirement last year, but a month later he said he would play one more season. Brady’s motivation for coming back was initially believed to be so he could retire the way he wanted and prevent Adam Schefter from beating him to the punch, which is what initially sparked the whole circus.
In the days before Brady’s unretirement, PFT’s Mike Florio emphasised that his retirement was from the Buccaneers, not the NFL. After that, there were rumours that Brady wanted to finish his career with the Dolphins and play alongside Sean Payton in Miami.
Brady’s final season with the Buccaneers did not go as planned, but his retirement appears to be final.