Legendary NFL QB Tom Brady announces retirement in social media posts

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Tom Brady in action in Super Bowl LV, February 7, 2021.

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Legendary NFL quarterback Tom Brady announced his retirement Tuesday after 22 record-breaking seasons.

The 44-year-old posted a photo and statement to his social media accounts explaining his decision to stop playing football. Brady wrote that he felt he could no longer make the commitment required to succeed in the NFL.

“This is difficult for me to write, but here it goes: I am not going to make that competitive commitment anymore,” he said. “I have loved my NFL career, and now it is time to focus my time and energy on other things that require my attention.”

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