It’s Official. Tom Brady Is Retired.

February 1st, 2022

What a sad day in Tampa.

Tom Brady took to social media this morning and announced he’s finished as the greatest quarterback in Bucs history — and NFL history.

Here’s the statement:

“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,” Brady wrote. “There is a physical, mental, and emotional challenge EVERY single day that has allowed me to maximize my highest potential. And I have tried my very best these past 22 years. There are no shortcuts to success on the field or in life. 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.

“I’ve done a lot of reflecting the past week and have asked myself difficult questions. And I am so proud of what we have achieved. My teammates, coaches, fellow competitors, and fans deserve 100% of me, but right now, it’s best I leave the field of play to the next generation of dedicated and committed athletes.”

118 Responses to “It’s Official. Tom Brady Is Retired.”

  1. D-Rome Says:

    This really shouldn’t surprise anyone. Thanks for the memories Tom. See you in five years.

  2. Smashsquatch Says:


  3. Buddhaboy19 Says:


  4. Mike C Says:

    Thank you Tom!

  5. KingLDavid54 Says:

    Thanks, TB12, we can’t asked for much more these last 2 years, ones for the history books!

  6. unbelievable Says:

    Bummed but not surprised at all way.

    Thanks for the championship Tommy boy! Sorry Todd Bowles ended the season for you early.

  7. zzbucs Says:

    Well, it was nice the last 2 years…….

    Now we need planning….I trust in BA and Licht….We´ll see what happens…

  8. Morgus the Magnificent Says:


  9. Anonymous Says:

    These past 2 yrs made it worth it go Bucs !!

  10. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    ….meanwhile, a potential return of the Den of Depression.

  11. LJ'sDaddy Says:

    GOAT. My wife will wear your jersey forever. It has been a blast Tommy. I think it is funny there was no mention of the Pats. Must sting for those guys who cheered for him for 20 years. What a ride man, what a ride. Hopefully this announcement won’t plunge us in to a new “lost decade”…or more.

  12. DarenGibo Says:

    I will always be thankful for these 2 amazing years! I hoped when we signed Brady we get at least one championship, and we accomplished that! I would have loved a shot at repeat (thanks Bowles), but it wasn’t meant to be, but man, what a hell of a ride! I hope Brady’s championship swagger has changed the mindset of the team/coaches and FANS in that Tampa is and can continue to be a winner!

  13. Aceofaerospace Says:

    Thanks Tom. You ARE the GOAT!

  14. PSL Bob Says:

    We’re extremely fortunate we got two years from him. He got us a SB and hopefully established a winning culture within the Buc’s organization.

  15. ClodHopper Says:

    I don’t deserve 100% from you Tom. I’ll take 70%!!

  16. Sheen Says:

    Oh no we suck again!

  17. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    Tom deserves better than Todd Bowles play calling. Best season ever in 2020. Always admired him. We are lucky to have had greatness in Tampa for a fleeting moment. The unmistakeable, unarguable GOAT.

  18. Mike Says:

    We always knew this day was coming, and at the onset it was expected to be a 1 to 2 year window. We got even more than I could have hoped for out of those 2 years and it was some of the best Bucs football we have seen, and maybe ever will see (hope that is not the case though). It’s been amazing and I am so glad we made the move to get Brady and let him finish out his career with us! Now we need to rebuild and get back to a championship level again!

  19. Pete I Says:

    Well back to being just another football team. What a great ride this was. Thanks Tom for the best 2 years in Buc’s History. Thanks for allowing me to be still paying off my Super Bowl tickets…it was and still is worth every penny!

    What a great 2 years.

  20. SaintsFan59 Says:

    Back to obscurity you clowns go… HAHAHAHAHA.

  21. Caleb Says:

    Definitely must be for family. Cause very rarely do people retire playing at such a high level. Oh well. It was a good run.

  22. Oxycodoms Says:

    Class act

  23. T REX Says:

    Thank you Tom!

    Stay classy Tampa.

  24. SB Says:

    Joe will you post Highlights of Trask so some of these nimwits can stop clamoring about how he sucks! You can’t find many lowlights as he only threw 15 picks to 69 TDs.

  25. Steven007 Says:

    Here we go. Now it’s official. What a great 2 years! Time to move on.

  26. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    Now just waiting for Ahole Brown to take credit for the retirement.

  27. Oxycodoms Says:

    Only fitting that a goat knows when to retire while on top of his game and not on a decline

  28. rrsrq Says:

    Thanks for a great 2 year run – hopefully Brady has instilled in the organization what it takes, but I do see a retool from the coaching to free agents

  29. Cobraboy Says:

    Thanks for two years, Tom Brady. A sincere thank you for the excellence you showed and the entertainment you provided.

    With few exceptions, I never felt the Bucs were out of the game while you were behind center.

    You will never be forgotten.
    And now, the offseason begins in earnest, and we see what rabbits Licht & Co. can pull out of their hats.

    Gonna be a fun ride, so strap on your lid and twist the throttle…

  30. Steven007 Says:

    It’s been a great two years! Time to move on. Now it’s a different kind of excitement coupled with anxiety. Team is still ready to win they just have to make the right moves.

  31. HC Grover Says:

    Well Done Tom.

  32. Costa Rica John Says:

    Thanks Tom for becoming a Buccaneer and retiring a Buccaneer.

  33. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Short but sweet….Thank you Tom Brady!!!

    Time to Build Back Better

  34. jugheadfla Says:

    Now we wait for Gronk to release his retirement post as well

  35. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Thanks for the Super Bowl Tom. Much appreciated Bredren

  36. FortMyersDave Says:

    Thanks for the 2 great years TB12. I am sure the trolls will come with their 4-13 chatter, well truth is that the Bucs still have more talent on their roster than the other 3 teams in division and the Aint’s do not have their bounty hunting head coach around to coach them up beyond 5-12 next season so the Bucs may very well be the favorite in the NFC South next year though 8-9 or 9-8 will likely win it!

  37. Cobraboy Says:

    I would bet the soul of the departed Mom CB that neither Watson, Wilson, Rodgers, Jimmy G nor Carr is a Buc in 2022.

    No way Seattle, GB, or SF trades inside the conference—the Bucs play them all in 2022—Watson is an expensive PR nightmare, and there is no reason for LV to get rid of Carr especially with a QB-friendly new HC. Besides, only Rodgers, Jimmy G, and Carr are pocket passers.

    Those guys are all opioid pipe dreams.

    I suspect outside Bridgewater, the most viable QB candidate is Gabbart…which will make casual fan heads explode.

    But let’s face it: he knows the Arians system inside and out, he does have a strong arm (with questionable accuracy) he HAS spent two years at the feet of the GOAT, and is the type of QB Arians likes: a big, tall pocket passer.

    I just don’t see the Bucs mortgaging the farm’s future with a big-name QB. I can see them cleaning up the cap with a solid young roster to move forward without having to destroy what has already been built.

    I suspect the 2022 QB will be a “bridge” but not necessarily water.

    The wildcard is what the team thinks of Trask based on a year on the roster.

  38. John Collins Says:

    As Bruce Buffer would say ‘it is time’ to do something else

  39. HC Grover Says:

    Our new mascot should be Bill the Cat. THBBFT! Double Ugg! ACK!

  40. Bird Says:

    Yes buc fans we deserved this! After years of crap football!

    Thank you Tom! The best there ever was!

    And its funny. No pats mention. But Maybe he has separate message for them?
    Ouch. He will probably retire with pats jersey. Unless he really is ticked at belly check.

  41. YoungBucs Says:

    Thx Tom 🐐!

  42. Buc4evr Says:

    Thanks TB12, thanks Gronk. It’s been great. No thanks Bowles, please leave now also. Lol.

    Time to sign another Vet that can help the team. I expect the Glazers to really push for a win now QB and a SB ready team after the TB12 experience. They got to see how good the Bucs can be with an elite QB. Nobody is going to settle for a back up level QB anymore. No excuses.

  43. D-Rok Says:

    Thank you Tom Brady. You will always be the GOAT in my mind.

    GO BUCS!!

  44. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Brady saw all the talent on this team and was probably hoping for the perfect season only to see the team regress and back to lack of discipline, lazy coaching, BA throwing players under the bus and how BA wanted all the accolades when they won but dodged his accountability when they lost, he saw him pop a piston and hit a player on national TV, playing hurt players when they weren’t healed and his lack of professionalism in the handling of AB but most of all did nothing to keep him from getting man handled against the Rams. Rather than game plan to protect him, both coordinators were off on interviews they could of put off for 3 more days and BA promoted the interviews. The last straw was how a unprepared coaching staff blew his final game after a heroic comeback by the entire team. BA and his cronies killed a legend. This has nothing to do with Giselle, Brady said he was playing until 45. That is unless she saw him get continually pounded against the Rams and said if they won’t protect you, enough is enough.

  45. Dean Giusti Says:

    Back to insignificance and obscurity.
    Oh goodie.

  46. Iron-Wombat Says:

    it was awesome while it lasted.

  47. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Thanks for everything, Tom. You made us one of the only teams to win two superbowls in this century.

  48. Mike Johnson Says:

    Great to witness an athlete retire on top. So many of them do not know when to go. And being one of the very few Goats to do it, makes his retirement even that more special. You made the right decision Tom. Enjoy your life.

  49. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:


    You never have anything good to say, do you?

  50. Captain Oblivious Says:

    Dammit!!! I’m bummed. Still in denial too, hope he comes out of retirement this spring.

    I am surprised he retired.
    Could it be a knee-jerk reaction to a heart breaking loss 10 days ago?
    He said he’d quit football when he sucked. He didn’t suck in 2021.
    He said he’d play until 45. Why isn’t he?
    Had the Bucs made it to the SB this year would he have retired?
    This news sucks!

    I am a long time Brady fan so I won’t be following the Bucs in 2022. That said I have come like some of the players and will follow them for a while. Evans and Godwin are awesome players and seem to be good people too. I have to admit I will tune in to find out how the Trask experiment works out. Actually I really hope he succeeds, and I think he will.

    It’s been a good two years. Good luck in 2022.

    P.S. I was never impressed with BA, BL, or Bowles. Also, way too many coaches on staff. Too many cooks spoil the broth.

  51. DBS Says:

    Thank you Tom for making the Buccaneers respectable again.

  52. New England Patriots Fan Says:

    He will be playing in the NFL somewhere before end of next season.

  53. spicoli Says:

    thanks for the awesome 2 years Tommy! Back to the grind now

    Just think about it, we traded Buffalo our 7th pick (Josh Allen) for Vita Vea… all thanks to Jameis Winston

  54. Oxycodoms Says:

    Interesting no shout out or ringing endorsement for leftwich

  55. Bosch Says:

    Thank you Tom Brady for making it so great to be a Bucs fan. You truly are the GOAT.

  56. Bucanero Says:

    Thank you Tom!

  57. alaskabuc Says:

    In Brady’s opening line he said, “I have always believed the sport of football is an all in proposition-“. Sure sounds to me that TB12 is implying that there were factions of the team that were not competing to that standard, whether that is players, coaches or both. It really feels like the GOAT wanted to be here one more year, but the complacency and apathy that has plagued us for years was still lingering in the organization and Tom knew it wasn’t going to change.
    Think if Arians passes the torch to BL that Licht could hire Brady to be consultant of sorts, with the hopes of eventually ingraining his “all in” mentality?

  58. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Captain Oblivious Says
    I was never impressed with BA, BL, or Bowles. Also, way too many coaches on staff.

    It’s a matter of opinion, but Arians made it work. All we ever needed was a reliable QB.

    Bowles is a great DC…and I suppose he MIGHT do well if given a HC spot on the right team…BL I would agree on…I don’t think he’s earned a HC job. If Arians retires and the choice is between Bowles and Leftwich, I pick Bowles simply for experience reasons.

    Most of the coaching staff has done a remarkable job. Tom didn’t win that ring on his own.

  59. HC Grover Says:

    Alaska, Bowles Blunder was the straw that broke the Goats back. He knows this staff will be back in full glory for one year of losing.

  60. Tuddy Time Says:

    We were on borrowed time. So appreciative of the time we got to witness greatness that was exclusive to New England. What a time to be a Bucs fan! Thank you Mr. Brady for taking the leap of faith to come to team waiting for a leader like you! You even brought along that Gronk fella, who was the best 4th round draft pick trade in Buccaneer history!

  61. Defense Rules Says:

    As a long-time Bucs fan, the thing that I’m most grateful to Tom Brady for is that he taught our current team what it takes to win it all. Many on our 2020 & 2021 rosters really ‘rose to the occasion’ with Brady leading them & setting the example.

    He’s retired now, but there’s no reason for the Bucs to lose that momentum. It’s what we do from this point on that’ll determine whether or not we’re competitive for years to come. It’s a tall mountain to climb, but every other NFL team is facing exactly that same mountain. Personally I think it’ll be a fun challenge.

  62. Coburn Says:

    Oh no! We suck again! Unfortunately most of our free agents will go for where the money is now or to another superbowl ready team.

    Thanks Tom! Was a fun two years. Even this season was pretty successful. Jjst too bad it was derailed by injuries. Too much to overcome even if we did have that stupid blitz

  63. Im not tired anymore we Super Bowl Champs!! Says:

    Thanks Tom for the memories and answering my dreams/prayers. When you came to Tampa I couldn’t believe it but I knew you were destined for here. The Bucs have been a laughing stock for a long time and as a season ticket holder it was hard to endure the losing. Man did you turn things around and for that I am thankful. You made us worth something. You brought us a Super Bowl. You are the goat and will always be my favorite Buc just because of the way you were a man on the field and at home. You reminded me of myself and have given me someone to look up to. God Bless Tom and hopefully one day I meet you. Go Bucs! Go Tom Brady!

  64. alaskabuc Says:

    @HC Grover-
    I agree 100% with you. I, along with most other avid Buc fans, was furious about Bowles decisions on the final drive of the game. Said it before, and I’m saying it again, the last blitz called that left the best WR in football one on one against a safety is one of the all-time single worst calls in the history of playoff football. Last nail in the coffin was the coaching staff blaming the players for their bad decisions.

  65. German Buc Says:

    Thank you, Tom Brady, for choosing the Buccaneers, for the Super Bowl, for some of the best football we have seen and for your leadership. It was the best time to be a Bucs fan!

  66. Locked In Says:

    Psst… @Realist, it’s safe to come out now

  67. ModHairKen Says:

    Thank you, Tom Brady!

  68. Austin Says:

    We had him for 2 years, imagine how the patriots felt watching him leave, for another team even

  69. Rotten Amiigo Says:

    Thank you so much Tom Brady #12. Thank you for giving our beaten down fan base two years of competitive football. It was an absolute blessing being graced with your presence at one Buc place. Hope you take a piece of Tampa with you forever. I’ve watched so much football. I can’t never truly quantify how great full I am.

  70. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    It’s a great pleasure to be able to see the GOAT played as a Buccaneer. We will miss you TB12. Goodluck and thanks for the memories.

  71. Bruce Blahak Says:

    Waaa…tears…waaaa! Save The Licht House. Make Bucs Defense Great Again.

  72. Ed Says:

    Thank you Tom, you gave all of Tampa Bay’s football fans more than just hope, you made the team into a winner and drew respect for the Tampa Bay area.

    I only hope you spend some of your time living in our area and use Tampa as one of your home bases. You can do a lot of good in the community and enjoy the lifestyle.

    Good luck with your life after football.

  73. Craig Says:

    Still, at times, seems like a dream sequence. It will take some time for his retirement to sink in.

    I thank him for all he did here, his presence was much bigger than just on the field. It may be a deciding factor for another QB, later, now it should be Trask time.

  74. PassingThru Says:

    Great career, glad he brought a Super Bowl win to Tampa Bay. Sorry that he lost his retirement narrative and had to announce it now. Believe it or not, Tommy Boy is outgoing with teammates, he’s actually a bit of an introvert and very controlling. This is not the timing that he wanted, and it certainly wasn’t the way he wanted it to be delivered.

    And yes, I’m still a bit miffed at Bowles and Arians at how Brady and the entire Tampa Bay team lost to poor game preparation and a seriously poor play call. The players and fans deserved better.

  75. jvato24 Says:

    Perfect timing with the Creamsicles next season, they will be fitting

  76. captivajim Says:

    congratulations to Todd BOWLES for ending Tom Brady’s career …….And lest we forget –Honorable mention to Arians for his role as well

  77. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    Listnfrmafar Says:
    February 1st, 2022 at 10:15 am
    Brady saw all the talent on this team and was probably hoping for the perfect season only to see the team regress and back to lack of discipline, lazy coaching, BA throwing players under the bus and how BA wanted all the accolades when they won but dodged his accountability when they lost, he saw him pop a piston and hit a player on national TV, playing hurt players when they weren’t healed and his lack of professionalism in the handling of AB but most of all did nothing to keep him from getting man handled against the Rams. Rather than game plan to protect him, both coordinators were off on interviews they could of put off for 3 more days and BA promoted the interviews. The last straw was how a unprepared coaching staff blew his final game after a heroic comeback by the entire team. BA and his cronies killed a legend. This has nothing to do with Giselle, Brady said he was playing until 45. That is unless she saw him get continually pounded against the Rams and said if they won’t protect you, enough is enough.

    I agree bro. That last game broke him.

  78. BuccaneerButters Says:

    Thank you Tom! Enjoy your retirement.

  79. Pickgrin Says:

    Thank YOU Tom Brady!!!

    You gave the Buccaneers your all for 2 amazing years and brought us our 2nd Super Bowl WIN!

  80. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    alaskabuc Says:
    February 1st, 2022 at 10:32 am

    Yep. Horrid, flaccid depressing way to end a game. Brady said “eff this” after that. Why try as hard as he does to have some stubborn old mule like Bowles step on the teams d—- right as they’re spooling up to have an epic comeback. Bucs will be 8/9 for now. Well at least we had greatness for a brief moment.

  81. Devinwhiteshorse3 Says:

    Thanks for riding with us for these past 2 yrs Tom! Thanks for the culture changes and making us super bowl champions! I didnt like you much with the pats (you always won lol) but once we got you it was all love. From a proud Bucs fan thank you sir! Now someones cuttin onions!! #TB12ALWAYSTHEGOAT

  82. Kevin jax Says:

    Thank you Tom Brady . Thanks for letting Tampa be a part of your legend.

  83. Eric Says:

    Were only allowed nice things for very brief periods.

  84. SKBucsFan Says:

    We saw this coming. Even had leaked reports. They only softened the blow. It’s still a sad day. The league will never see another one like TB12.

  85. PassingThru Says:


    I think this was a tough season on Tommy Boy. It was obvious that Gisele wanted him to retire after last season, as someone mentioned earlier she vacated Tampa Bay on weekdays, taking herself and the kids to Costa Rica. Don’t blame her, it is a marriage and perhaps that was a statement.

    When both Gronk and Antonio Brown went out with injuries, and the Buc offense just sputtered. That must have been frustrating as Brady, Evans, and Godwin already shared a full season together.

    The team losses to New Orleans (times 2) and Washington also must have taken a toll. All very good teams suffer a loss; sometimes the ball just doesn’t bounce your way. But the lack of preparation on the team as a whole was apparent. Three losses to very bad teams must have been taxing.

    The Antonio Brown fiasco must have really eaten his guts out. He reached out to AB, helped him get a job by staking his reputation on it, and then witnessed the AB meltdown. Arians should not have escalated it, when dealing with crazy you do the opposite, you de-escalate bad situations. If that wasn’t enough, AB walks away and badmouths him.

    And yes, that last game might have been the straw that broke the camel’s back. Just a horrendous job by Arians and Bowles in terms of game planning. Still, Brady and the team found a way to fight back. Yet that terrible play call by Bowles just put a very agonizing season to an end.

  86. Kevin jax Says:

    TB 12 ….you made the bucs great again

  87. TheShaz Says:

    Thanks Tom!

    It was a fun ride!

    Oh crap! We suck again.

  88. Biff Barker Says:

    Glad you retired at the top of your game Tom. Thanks for showing the Bucs how to be professional. Enjoy family time.

  89. Rayjay1122 Says:

    Happy wife, happy life………

  90. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Biff, true statement except there are old dogs not willing to learn new tricks. If anyone saw the KC/Cincy game, in order to keep Mahomes out of the end zone and force the game tying FG, they rushed 3 dropped 8 and eventually flushed him out for the sack. Fing Bowles.

  91. Your Mom Says:

    He was fun to watch, but I never really felt connected to his Buccaneers the way I did when Brooks, Sapp, Lynch, Barber, etc. rose to a championship.

    Always seemed like we just bought a championship with Brady, but it didn’t feel like “mine”.

  92. BucsFan81 Says:

    TB12 LFG!! You gave us Bucs fans a division title and a super bowl in 2 years and that will never be forgotten. Thanks for everything enjoy your retirement.

  93. adam from ny Says:


    missing our short stay guest already…

    thanks tom…you delivered and brought the gravy !

  94. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Tom, thank you from the bottom of this Bucs fans heart for being a part of this team! I hope your attitude, work ethic and greatness will continue to be a shining example for generations of Buccaneers to come! You may have only been a Buc for a couple of years, but you will be remembered and revered by Buc fans for all time!

    G.O.A.T. Indeed! You’re the best!

  95. BucsMinisiterFuller Says:

    I am looking forward to getting some heavily discounted BRADY brand apparel in about 4 months.

  96. Bucamania Says:

    Thank you, Tom! It was a magical ride. One this town will never forget.

  97. Freadity Says:

    I think he will come back

  98. Swampbuc Says:


  99. Erick Says:

    Thank you, Tom!

  100. CondorFox0007 Says:

    Many thanks to Tom and the winning culture he helped reinstall!

    As an out of market Bucs fan in Philly, Tom also helped me watch SO, So many Bucs games without a costly DirectTV NFL package.

  101. Armybucfan Says:

    “ Oh, Noooo……. We suck again!!!!!” Lol

  102. BashingBucs2520 Says:

    We’ll see you in ’23 when you team up with McDaniels and Chris Godwin. Thanks for the memories! Now lets hope the Glazers care enough to keep the momemtum

  103. firethecannons Says:

    will never forget the joy of being a Bucs fan thanks to TB12
    God Bless, thanks for the memories and the wins

  104. Chris K Says:

    For two years we were goated! I’m nothing but grateful! Thank you 🐐

  105. Bqen green Says:

    What a petty and childish thing to not thank the Kraft family, or the NE fans. To gush over the despicable glaziers is about as disappointing as it gets. Thought you had more class than that Tommy boy

  106. PassingThru Says:

    That’s the worst part. If Bowles didn’t screw the pooch with the insipid play call, there was a 50-50 chance of winning that game in OT. Momentum was on the Bucs’ side, as well as home field advantage. And given Jimmy G’s infallible choke jobs in big games, I’m sure this crippled team would have taken out SF.

    Thank you Todd Bowles.

  107. Bqen green Says:

    Y’all won’t have Ben to kick around much longer, even though ben provided truthful and now substantiated reporting. Ben won’t waste his time with a 5-12 football team. Ben will check in on you crazy clowns from time to time. Love to y’all

  108. Rod Munch Says:

    Had a great fling with a supermodel.

    Now it’s back to slumming it at the Neon Cowboy.

    Better to have live fast and flee high, than be a boring dullard who thinks Derrick Carr and Teddy Bridgewater are the answer.

    You’ll be missed Tommy. Please don’t forget us.

  109. Mitch Says:

    Well, that makes me sad.

    In an alternate timeline, if we didn’t lost Godwin and AB we’d be headed to the SB right now.

    SO close, yet so far.

    Still would of thought TB12 would have wanted one more year to pad his stats. His all-time stats would’ve insane with another season.

  110. My Momma Says:

    if a 100% competitive commitment isn’t there, you won’t succeed.

    Didn’t Tom openly complain that there were those on this team leading up to the Rams game who were going to movies and not putting in the preparation??? The idiots hastened his departure.

  111. matthew veal Says:

    emphasis on the phrasing “right now.”

    i think he comes back, not here, not this year, but this was not an ending worthy of his career, so i think a better one is coming.

    if its truly the end, what a career. what a run in Tampa. Easily our best time ever. I cant do justice to Brady, he has been beyond what anyone ever has done.

    Best wishes Tom and thanks for the memories

  112. Purplepirate Says:

    Weird how he went from playing til 50 to not even playing til 45.

    That said, he only came back this year for 2 reasons: to go undefeated and to repeat. Neither of those are an option going forward, so what’s the point?

  113. RODNEY ALLEN Says:

    Well it was unexpected to me that he would come here. It was great while it lasted, I wasn’t a fan but knew he was a great qb n he most definitely showed he’s the goat. If not for the injuries especially Wirfs I truly believe he’d of got us another ring. Here’s to the end of an Era n to a generational qb. All the best in ur future endeavors. Hopefully we can become relevant again, cuz let’s face it, it was gonna be really hard to keep everyone again. Now it’ll be almost impossible

  114. orlbucfan Says:

    Brady brought two years of winning to a team poised and ready for it. He’s won every NFL honor, HOF on first ballot, supermodel wife who makes more $M than he does (if reports are credible), a nice looking family. He’s set. I’m sure not crying over him retiring before someone cripples him. He’s smart. The Bucs have got a decent core, both on O and D, to build from. Off-season will be fascinating which is a real nice change if one is a long-time, long-suffering Bucs fan.

  115. CondorFox0007 Says:

    Sad day and a Super great day… my question is (in 2 parts)

    -Who recalls hearing Tom Would come to Tampa, what you thought (how lucky!)… how many people you wrote who did not know much about football…

    AND THEN/// 2020 Superbowl Season and just about as Exciting 2021. We have a lot to be thankful for now and next November! So Salutes to Mr. Brady… anybody else may it through the Dry Jan… Its like the Damn Donner Pass, completion in Feb though 🙂

  116. steele Says:

    I am extremely upset that Brady did not end his career with a SB win, or with even a win.

    Every Brady retrospective for all time will mean we get tortured with Todd Bowles, Cooper Kupp, Matt Stafford and the comeback that should have been. Every. Single. Documentary.

    His final plays were vintage. Glorious. But wasted.

    I would rather him have just said goodbye with the last SB. This season was a mess, with not a lot of wonderful moments.

  117. steele Says:

    Bqen, where does Brady disrespect the Pats? He thanked all of the coaches and players he played with.

    PassingThru, I agree. The year unraveled cumulatively, and that last game masterpiece, a heroic performance that nearly pulled victory out of doom, was wasted by a sequence that exemplified the unprofessional and mediocre coaching, and lack of focus and discipline.

  118. bucschamp Says:

    thank you Tom! what ride! GOAT!