Assistant Sports Editor
NFL's former Quarterback and Football hero Tom Brady, has officially hung up his cleats and retired from the game of football. According to ESPN's NextGen Stats, the average age to retire in the NFL is 27 years old. Brady did it at 44. He won a Super Bowl just one year prior with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, making it look like he was still in his prime back in the early to mid-2000s. Not to mention the other six he had already with his former team, The New England Patriots.
Following Brady's career since he was drafted in 2000 in the 6th round, 199th overall, the world noticed the accolades and achievements only increasing over the years along with his life-long legacy. However, taking a look away at his career, an announcement went out just days before Brady made his final statement to the world. Social media outlets such as Bleacher Report, House of Highlights, ESPN and much more, were sharing and posting tribute videos because they all thought the news confirmed his retirement. A couple of hours later, Tom Brady Sr denied all the rumors and said his son has not made up his mind as of right now. This was even after his former teammates, such as someone like Patriot's legend Julian Edelman, had already posted about the news as well congratulating Brady
"Tommy has not made a final decision one way or the other and anybody else that says that he has is absolutely wrong," Tom Brady Sr said in an interview.
That wasn't the only buzzin the media about the 7x Super Bowl champion. After Brady officially made his decision it left many, if not all, New England Patriot fans irate. He wrote a couple of paragraphs and posted it on all his social media outlets to confirm he was retiring from the game of football after 22 amazing seasons, which is completely understandable. However, only being with the Tampa Bay organization for two seasons he thanked each and every staff member, players, coaches and the whole nine yards. In those original words nothing was mentioned about the Patriots, which left a very sour taste for the rest of New England.
Brady later on in the day would still retweet the Patriots tribute video on Twitter, but no additional words were said via social media.
The media buzzed even more when Brady's father spoke more about the issue.
"My feeling is that Tommy is extraordinarily appreciative of everything that happened during his New England career," Brady Sr. said. "And he's more than happy that he's moved on, because it was pretty obvious that the Patriot regime felt that it was time for him to move on."
The world at the end of the day needs to let Tom Brady enjoy retirement after all the hardships and accomplishments he has gone through with his time in the NFL. He has done what he needed to do and as he mentioned before he still had some fuel left in the tank. At the end of the day, he said it best. Brady is officially taking this time to be with the people he loves the most and invest in his future.
The Buccaneers will now need to be on the hunt for a new Quarterback for the start of the 2022-2023, with Brady now officially off the roster.