The NFL world is reacting to the news of Tom Brady’s retirement on Tuesday morning.
Brady, who spent 22 years in the NFL with five Super Bowl MVP awards and seven Super Bowl rings, took to social media to announce his illustrious career with the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers was coming to an end.
“This is difficult for me to write, but here it goes: I am not going to make that competitive commitment anymore,” Brady wrote. “I have loved my NFL career, and now it is time to focus my time and energy on other things that require my attention.”
Following his announcement, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell issued a statement of his own about Brady’s decision to hang up his cleats.
“Tom Brady will be remembered as one of the greatest to ever play in the NFL,” Goodell wrote. “An incredible competitor and leader, his stellar career is remarkable for its longevity but also for the sustained excellence he displayed year after year.”
NFL commish Roger Goodell statement on Tom Brady’s retirement.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) February 1, 2022
It’s the end of an era indeed.