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The NFL legend who is the 7 time Super Bowl champion formally announces his retirement in an Instagram post.

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Brady made clear in the past that he would consider retirement only when he feels like his performance has begun to decline. He is 44 right now as he finally decides to retire. He announced his retirement on Tuesday after leading the league in his 22nd season with Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He won the Super Bowl with Tampa Bay last season, after winning six championships previously with the New England Patriots.

Tom Brady stated the following statements in his retirement post:

“I have always believed the sport of football is an ‘all-in’ proposition — if a 100% competitive commitment isn’t there, you won’t succeed, and success is what I love so much about our game,”.

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Adding further he said:

This is difficult for me to write, but here it goes: I am not going to make that competitive commitment anymore. I have loved my NFL career, and now it is time to focus my time and energy on other things that require my attention.”

Earlier in his career he has been spotted saying he wants to play till 45 but recently in his podcast with Jim Gray in January he said that he wants to spend more time with his wife and his three children.

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On Friday, CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora that people within inner circle of Brady expect him to announce his retirement soon. Later, the word got out that Brady himself has decided to retire. However, Brady’s agent Don Yee, and father Tom Brady Sr both denied the reports saying Brady himself will decide when his time is up.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell gave the following statement on Brady:

Tom Brady will be remembered as one of the greatest to ever play in the NFL.  An incredible competitor and leader, his stellar career is remarkable for its longevity but also for the sustained excellence he displayed year after year. 

Tom made everyone around him better and always seemed to rise to the occasion in the biggest moments. His record five Super Bowl MVP awards and seven Super Bowl championships set a standard that players will chase for years. 

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He inspired fans in New England, Tampa and around the world with one of the greatest careers in NFL history.  It has been a privilege to watch him compete and have him in the NFL.  We thank him for his many contributions to our game and wish Tom and his family all the best in the future.

Athletes and Celebrities reaction on Tom Brady’s retirement:

Some of the sport’s biggest names are praising Brady’s 22 year long career,

JJ Watt wrote his comment on his Instagram post: Congratulations and enjoy the next chapter brother. Greatest of All Time.

Shaquille O’Neal: “No man get your butt up and do one more year, Love u bro absolute joy to watch.”

Basketball player Kevin Love: Greatest Ever!!! 🐐.” Said Buccaneers wide receiver Jaelon Darden, “Grateful To Have The Opportunity To Be Around You Definitely A Blessing Thank You For The Coaching 4 Ever The 🐐🙏🏾💯.”

The weekend also wrote: “Greatest Ever”

Olympian Michael Phelps said: “Congrats bro! Enjoy the next chapter .

Golfer Justin Thomas: “You’re the best TB. Nobody better in so many facets of life! Appreciate you being an inspiration to so many.

Tom Brady Fans Tweets:

Someone Tweet, “will miss you tom on the fields.Do what’s best for you”.

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