Tom Brady leaving behind an unbeatable legacy
By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Drew Pavan
The greatest quarterback of all time has decided to hang it up and this time it’s official. Tom Brady, the seven-time super bowl champion, announced Tuesday morning that he has officially retired after 22 seasons in the NFL.
Saturday, there was mass confusion about whether Brady had retired after Toms’s health and wellness company announced he had retired. Yet many reports also said that the 44-year-old quarterback had not made an official decision. The announcement left many football fans with uncertainty because nobody had heard anything from Brady directly.
“This is difficult for me to write, but here it goes: I am not going to make that competitive commitment anymore,” Brady announced on his many social media accounts.
Brady is walking away with six super bowl rings with the Patriots and one with the Buccaneers, Tom leaves as the NFL’s career leader in passing yards and touchdown passes. Brady is a three-time NFL MVP and MVP of five of his seven super bowl victories.
“I wish it didn’t have to end, but few players have the opportunity to leave the game on their own terms, Even fewer can do it while playing at an elite level. Tom is the exception.” Buccaneers Coach Bruce Arians statement on Tom Brady’s retirement.
While Brady is a lock to be inducted to the pro football hall of fame in five years, he still is one accolade remaining he could receive. Brady right now is the front runner for the 2021 NFL MVP award. Tom led the NFL in his final season in passing attempts, completions, passing yards and, touchdown passes.
Brady has defied the odds from being a sixth-round pick that nobody wanted to give a shot to turn out to be the greatest quarterback of all time. Tom is an inspiration to all athletes that you don’t need to be the fastest, the strongest, or even a top draft pick to defy the odds. He truly is the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time).