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Tom Brady Announces Retirement "For Good" This Time

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By Kelly Coffey-Behrens on February 1, 2023 at 8:48 AM EST

Tom Brady announced last year that he would retire from the NFL, however, he quickly had a change of heart as he came out of retirement just weeks later and returned to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this past season.

The Bucs were eliminated from the playoffs in the first round when they lost to the Dallas Cowboys, and now everyone is wondering if the 45-year-old quarterback will retire once again or if he will return to the NFL next year.

Well, it seems that Brady is officially done playing football as he just announced he will not be returning next year.

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Brady Officially Retires From NFL

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The 45-year-old took to social media to announce he is officially retiring from the NFL -- for good this time.

In a video shared to Brady's Twitter acccount, the quarterback said, “I’ll get to the point right away. I’m retiring. For good.”

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"I really thank you guys so much, to every single one of you for supporting me, my family, my friends, my teammates, my competitors, I could go on forever there's too many," Brady said holding back tears. "Thank you guys for allowing me to live my absolute dream. I wouldn't change a thing. Love you all," he concluded.

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Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen Get Divorced

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen arrive on the red carpet at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Benefit "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination" at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 7, 2018.

The news of Brady's retirement comes a few months after he and his wife, Brazilian fashion model Gisele Bündchen, got divorced. 

The speculation that the two were in rocky waters began when Tom Brady unexpectedly took an 11-day break from training camp in August due to “personal reasons.” After Brady returned to training camp from his 11-day absence, he released a statement saying, “Everyone has different situations they’re dealing with, and we all have unique challenges to our lives. I’m 45 years old, man.”

Although the rumors suggested Brady’s decision to unretire and return to the NFL is the reason to blame, another source, close to the Tampa Bay Bucs quarterback and the Brazilian fashion model, says that is not the case and those claims are “sexist.”

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After the two finalized their divorce, Brady took to social media to share, “In recent days, my wife and I finalized our divorce from one another after 13 years of marriage."

“We arrived at this decision amicably and with gratitude for the time we spent together. We are blessed with beautiful and wonderful children who will continue to be the center of our world in every way. We will continue to work together as parents to always ensure they receive the love and attention they deserve,” Brady continued to write on his Instagram Story.

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“We arrived at this decision to end our marriage after much consideration. Doing so, is, of course, painful and difficult, like it is for many people who go through the same thing every day around the world. However we wish only the best for each other as we pursue whatever new chapters in our lives that are yet to be written,” he concluded.

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