Tom Brady has officially retired from the NFL after there was much speculation around it for the past few days. Brady confirmed his retirement via Instagram after a 22-year career. He was 44 at the age of his retirement announcement.
Brady was still one of the top quarterbacks in the game in his final year. He led the NFL in passing yards and touchdown passes in the 2021 season, and he took the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the conference title game.
His first season in Tampa was met with immediate success. They won the Super Bowl after having a record of just 7-9 the previous year without Brady.
He won’t be remembered as much for his time in Tampa as his time in New England though. Brady led the NFL for most passing touchdowns in a season four more times while on the Patriots. More importantly, he won the Super Bowl six more times with them. Seven total Super Bowl wins mark the most ever for a quarterback in NFL history.
Other records that Brady holds that show how dominant he was, are holding the records for most passing yards and touchdowns all-time.
If Brady is not the best quarterback ever, it would be hard to put anyone ahead of him knowing he holds all of those records.
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