Tom Brady (46), who is recognized as the greatest quarterback in American professional football (NFL) history and America’s favorite sports star, announced his second retirement in one year of his return.
On the 2nd (Korean time), Brady said on his SNS, “I will only tell you the point. He posted a video in which he said directly, “Thank you to everyone who has supported me so far,” saying, “I will retire forever.”
Brady’s Tampa Bay team also made his retirement official by putting up Brady’s number 12 with the hashtag “#ThankYouTom.” The Glazer family, who own the Tampa Bay club, said goodbye, saying, “We will forever be grateful for the influence and memories Brady has given us.”
Brady, who was drafted by the New England Patriots with the 199th overall pick in the 6th round of the 2000 draft, received little attention when he joined, but later wrote a dramatic turnaround. He won a record seven Super Bowl victories, including six with New England and one with Tampa Bay. Considering that the record for the most Super Bowl victories is the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers’ 6 innings, Brady has achieved a greater achievement than the team alone.
In addition, Brady set numerous records such as Super Bowl MVP (5 times), appearances (10 times), regular season career passing yards (89,214 yards), and touchdown passes (649 times). Even this season, in his late 40s, Brady showed off his healthy skills and led his team, Tampa Bay, to the playoff stage. However, the team tasted the bitter taste of being eliminated in the wild card round, the first round of the playoffs.
Brady announced his retirement in February of last year. However, he later overturned his retirement after two months, saying, “I am not in the stands.” He even went so far as to divorce his wife, famous fashion model Gisele Bundchen, 43, last year as they were conflicted over his retirement from playing.
Some fans are predicting that Brady will return soon this time because of his past.
But Brady has made it clear that he intends to retire, saying, “This time I won’t be back forever.” Brady’s next move is expected to be an NFL commentator. Last year, he signed a commentator contract with Fox Sports for a total of 375 million dollars (approximately 457.2 billion won) over 10 years. That’s more than the $333 million that Brady earned during his 23 years as an active player. 온라인바카라