They’ve always said you should never count out Touchdown Tom, so it’s hard to believe the time is finally here.
After 22 seasons and a historic seven Super Bowl rings with the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tom Brady is set to retire, sources tell ESPN’s Jeff Darlington and Adam Schefter.
When Brady makes his decision to retire official, the 44-year-old quarterback will end a legendary career that spanned three different decades on the path from Foxborough to Tampa to Canton. His list of accomplishments is long, and it includes collecting the most championship wins by a single player in NFL history. And don’t forget his career records of most touchdown passes (624) and most passing yards (84,250).
Upon hearing the news, athletes across the globe took to social media to congratulate the GOAT on his storied career.
From Brady’s teammates
— Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) January 29, 2022
The best ever. Congratulations bro @TomBrady grateful to have gotten to share the field with you! Much love fam 🐐
— Chris Godwin (@CGtwelve_) January 29, 2022
Thanks for everything big bro it was an honor @TomBrady 🐐
— Mike Evans (@MikeEvans13_) January 29, 2022
— danny woodhead (@danny__woodhead) January 29, 2022
From around the sports world
🐐 ,Hell of a ride!! pic.twitter.com/dUfiiEpSVa
— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) January 29, 2022
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) January 29, 2022
😢 thank you for the memories, TB12. Just glad I got to watch over the years! https://t.co/hhT8GGXssA
— Chase Elliott (@chaseelliott) January 29, 2022
— James Harden (@JHarden13) January 29, 2022
— Ja Morant (@JaMorant) January 29, 2022
— Brooks Koepka (@BKoepka) January 29, 2022
🐐 it was a honor https://t.co/se4IamYa2R
— Jayson Tatum (@jaytatum0) January 29, 2022
Tom Brady dominated football for this long. 😂 pic.twitter.com/kpeQzQuGdp
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) January 29, 2022
Tom Brady has been in the NFL for so long that his hands in the video game literally used to be oven mitts pic.twitter.com/YkFSZbAPa5
— ᴀʀᴅᴀ Öᴄᴀʟ (@Arda) January 29, 2022