Tom Brady Retires


Tyler Suwankosai and Vedh Vinayak

Tom Brady, the man who needs no introduction, finally announced his retirement from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after 22 years in the NFL. Brady set the record for the most Super Bowl titles with a whopping seven Super Bowl titles, and the record for Most Games Won with 278. The man’s a living legend and with his retirement, he’s solidified his place as the GOAT of Football and possibly as the GOAT of sport in general.

Tom Brady started his career at the University of Michigan as a backup quarterback. He found himself always fighting for a position to start, and even was forced to hire a sports psychologist to cope with anxiety. In the end though, after hard work and dedication, he was the exclusive starting quarterback in Michigan’s 1998 and 1999 seasons. In 2000, he left the University for the NFL after winning the Orange Bowl. 

In 2000, Brady was picked in the 6th round of the NFL draft by the New England Patriots. He then started out his first year on the team as a backup quarterback. In 2001, during the Patriots’ second game, starting quarterback Drew Bledsoe was injured and Brady was chosen to replace him. While his play wasn’t Hall of Fame worthy at the time, he had very minimal mistakes and was cool under pressure. Tom Brady would go on to not only start, but also upset the Rams in the 2002 Super Bowl. He would go on to become the greatest of all time (in the mind of Patriot fans). 

In his career, Tom Brady has crushed many records of which are listed below (all of these he ranks first in):

  • Wins: 243
  • Starts: 316
  • Completions: 7,263
  • Passing Yards: 84,520
  • Passing Touchdowns: 624

Finally, after 22 long years of NFL football, Tom Brady finally retires from the Buccaneers (which he joined in 2020) leaving behind an enormous legacy. He will always be a legend (to Patriots’ fans).