Former Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is retiring from football after 22 seasons, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Brady retires with seven Super Bowl championships to his credit, the most of any player and more than any one franchise in NFL history.
Brady’s final game came in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 30-27 loss to the Los Angeles Rams in the 2021 divisional round. He had long desired to play football until age 45, and made it to 44. But he calls it a career with a resume that will take a while for anyone to catch up, if they can at all.
Brady won six of his seven Super Bowl championships in New England, starting in 2001 and again in 2003-04, 2014, 2016, and 2018. He left the Patriots in free agency to join the Bucs in 2020, and went 11-5 while throwing 40 touchdown passes in the regular season. He threw three touchdown passes for the Bucs in their 31-9 win over the Chiefs in Super Bowl LV, and won his fifth Super Bowl MVP award.