It seems Tom Brady will have more time to focus on being a dad!
ESPN reporters Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington are reporting that Tom Brady has officially announced his retirement from football.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback has had a successful run throughout 22 seasons and seven Super Bowl titles. Prior to his two-season run in Tampa Bay, Brady had spent two decades with the New England Patriots.
Brady has been widely recognized as one of the greatest quarterbacks in world history. During his first season with the Buccaneers, Brady led the team to their second Lombardi Trophy, making Tampa Bay the first team in league history to play and win the Super Bowl in their home stadium.
Tom Brady Wants To Focus On Being A Husband And Father
As The Blast previously reported, Brady, 44, has been reflective about his career after he lost to the Los Angeles Rams last Sunday.
In a recent episode of his SiriusXM podcast “Let’s Go! with Tom Brady, Larry Fitzgerald, and Jim Gray,” the footballer said that he is in “no rush to figure out what’s next.”
“I’ll know when I know,” Brady said. “It’s a day after the season. So I think for all of us, you know, we can all decompress a bit. It’s been six straight months of football, every day consumed by day in and day out football.”
“I think now it’s just some time to spend some time with my family and spend some time with my kids,” he added.
Brady said that he has enjoyed getting to spend some time with his daughter, “little angel” Vivian Lake, 9. He said that he wants to “get some time with her” and that they “enjoyed waffles together” that morning. Brady has lamented missing several milestones in his childrens’ lives due to his busy career, and he is ready to take the next step towards being more present at home.
Brady shares his daughter and son Benjamin Rein, 12, with his wife, model Gisele Bündchen, 41. He is also a father to his son John Edward Thomas Moynahan, 14, whom he shares with ex Bridget Moynahan.
Tom Brady Says ‘My Enjoyment Comes From The Competition’
Some fans were surprised by the news, as Brady had previously said that he was ready to play until he was at least 45 years old.
“My enjoyment comes from the competition more so than anything,” he explained. “Even yesterday, I was thinking about competing, I was thinking about, you know, this whole year about competing.”
“I wasn’t thinking about anything other than that, so when the time comes to think about post-career and second career, I’ll think about those things,” he added.
However, he couldn’t help but admit that some fans were hoping that he would retire, given his age.
“It’s just when you’re 44, I guess you get asked about that a lot,” he confessed. “You know, a lot of people thought I was done playing football in 2015. You know, a lot of people in 2016 said you’re done. A lot of people in 2018 thought… When I left the Patriots they said you’re done, you know.”
Fans Take To Twitter To Wish Tom Brady Well: ‘Enjoy Your Retirement’
Many fans took to social media to honor Brady’s legendary career and wish him a happy retirement.
— Scott Hanson (@ScottHanson) January 29, 2022
Tom Brady, The GOAT seen here as a Freshman at Michigan, is calling it a legendary career with his retirement announcement.
Go Blue! pic.twitter.com/Kz5q0BG2xL
— /r/MichiganWolverines (@UM_Wolvereddit) January 29, 2022
Wishing Tom Brady a happy retirement ❤️ Thank you for the two plus decades of joy, happiness, and memories 🙏 pic.twitter.com/h7bhE3rkqs
— Boston Cream 🍩 (@itsbostoncream) January 29, 2022
It’s truly an end of an era. Thank you Tom Brady for being in all of our lives. What you brought to football and the Patriots we are forever in your debt. I love you @TomBrady enjoy your retirement! Truly an icon and my role model 💙❤️ #ForeverNE #TomBrady #Patriots pic.twitter.com/kKHPioM4qU
— ❤️Imperial TK💙 (@PatsNationOhio) January 29, 2022
Tom Brady has announced his retirement after 22 seasons, per @AdamSchefter.
➖ 7x Super Bowl Champion
➖ 5x Super Bowl MVP
➖ 3x NFL MVP
➖ Career on-field earnings: $291 million pic.twitter.com/dUgvjYvq15
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) January 29, 2022