NEW YORK (1010 WINS/WCBS 880) -- NFL legend Tom Brady announced Wednesday that he will retire “for good” from pro football.
“I’ll get to the point right away. I’m retiring—for good,” Brady, 45, said in an emotional video posted to social media.
A year ago, the legendary quarterback briefly retired from the NFL—but then he returned weeks later for his third season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and his 23rd season overall.
With a beach behind him, Brady continued: “I know the process was a pretty big deal last time, so when I woke up this morning, I figured I’d just press record and let you guys know first.”
“I won’t be long-winded. You only get one super emotional retirement essay and I used mine up last year,” he said before thanking his fans, family, friends, teammates and competitors.
“I could go on forever. There’s too many. Thank you guys for allowing me to live my absolute dream,” he said. “I wouldn’t change a thing.”
Brady is considered among the best football players of all time. He retires with a record seven Super Bowl titles under his belt, six with the Patriots and one with the Bucs.
Last year, Fox announced that Brady would join Fox Sports as a TV analyst when he retires as part of a 10-year, $375 million deal.