May 22, 2022

Tom Brady, the greatest player in American football history, announces his retirement

Quarterback Tom Brady, considered the greatest player in American football history, officially announced his retirement on Tuesday 1is February, after having maintained the suspense for several days. “I loved my career in the NFL [la ligue professionnelle nord-américaine], and now it’s time to focus my time and energy on other things that require my attention.”, wrote on his Instagram account the 44-year-old player, who has won seven editions of the Super Bowl.

In 2020, Tom Brady left the Patriots, after twenty years of an already sensational career, to join the Buccaneers, then one of the weakest teams in the NFL, which had not qualified for the playoffs since 2007. unexpectedly, he led them to the top, beating the Kansas City Chiefs, Brady then collecting his seventh title for his tenth final.

In search of an eighth ring – the prize awarded each year to the winners of the Super Bowl organized by the NFL – and a second with the Buccaneers, he saw his dream collapse last Sunday when his team lost 30 -27 to the Los Angeles Rams, despite an incredible comeback as his team trailed 27-3 in the third quarter.

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Five-time Super Bowl MVP

Brady was named MVP (best player) five times in the Super Bowl, three times in the regular season and has, among many other records, that of the most touchdown passes (624).

A few weeks ago, Brady said he wanted “take things day by day and see where we are”. In his podcast, he then argued this week that his choice did not always come down to what he wanted but to “what[ils veulent] as a family”. Tom Brady is married to ex-model Gisele Bündchen and they have two children.

This is the second resounding retirement for the NFL in a few days, after that Thursday of another legendary quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, twice winner of the Super Bowl with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The World with AFP