The GOAT is officially retiring.
Tom Brady announced his retirement “for good” through a video on social media captioned, “Truly grateful on this day. Thank you.” The NFL quarterback returned to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in March 2022 after initially announcing his retirement on Feb. 1, 2022.
Brady’s 23 NFL seasons brought in a monumental haul of accolades: seven Super Bowl wins, five Super Bowl MVPs, three NFL MVPs, and the most career wins, passing yards, and passing touchdowns ever.
His success also paid off — literally.
- In December, the 45-year-old took the No. 1 spot on Forbes’ highest-paid NFL players of all time list with earnings of $303 million through 22 seasons.
- His highest single-season earnings came in 2021 at $39.1 million.
The quarterback also closes out his career after becoming the NFL’s top earner for the first time last year, earning $75 million.
While his time on the field may be over, Brady’s career isn’t.
In 2022, he signed a reported 10-year, $375 million deal to become Fox’s No. 1 game analyst after retirement and purchased an expansion Major League Pickleball team with six-time tennis Grand Slam champion Kim Clijsters that begins play this year.
Brady has also launched health and wellness company TB12 Sports with trainer Alex Guerrero, media company Religion of Sports, and the Brady Brand clothing line.