Tom Brady Has Retired

February 1st, 2023

It’s over. Tom Brady has retired again.

Brady made an emotional announcement this morning on social media and the video is below. He retired last year around this time and was back before free agency.

Of course, it seems more real this time, mostly because it’s fresh.

Regardless, now the Bucs are free to dive head first into their future at quarterback. Is it Kyle Trask, a rookie, a veteran like Derek Carr? In what directions are potential offensive coordinator candidates advising the brass?

Joe is eager to see if The Brady Effect is real. It’s what Bucs officials said would impact the organization for years (a decade?) because of Brady raising the games and commitment of others around him.

Joe thanks Brady for his great service to the Bucs and their fans. It wasn’t single-handed, but he carried the load when it came to pulling the franchise from the depths of The Lost Decade. Joe will be forever grateful.

Hopefully Brady goes into the Buccaneers Ring of Honor next season.

141 Responses to “Tom Brady Has Retired”

  1. D-Rome Says:

    Very emotional statement which is surprising. I’m glad he made this decision early and before the Super Bowl week. What does this do to the Bucs cap situation?

    It’s Kyle Trask time, right? Just kidding.

    Can Bowles survive next season?

    Who else is gone?

  2. DungyDance Says:

    Notice his announcement came right after Payton’s deal with a non QB-needy team was announced?

  3. Austin Christopher Lewis Says:

    Thanks for everything bro, dropping dimes till the very end

  4. Rover Says:

    Good Riddance

  5. BucsMD Says:

    Hello Darkness my old friend

  6. Stormy Says:

    Time to go get a qb, since the Bucs have none.

    Carr, Garoppalo, mayfield… step on up!

  7. SB~LV Says:

    Thanks for the memories Tom …

  8. SC Bucs Fan Says:

    Should have retired last year and left his family intact.

    Thanks for bringing a ring to Tampa TB.

  9. Tnoles Says:

    Thanks for the memories and the super bowl, glad we don’t have to see you in another uniform like patriots fans did lol!

  10. Ultra ClodHopper Says:

    Have a good one, Tommy. Thanks for everything!

  11. Statistically Insignificant Reader Says:

    Congratulations Brady. Thank You for bringing and winning the Bucs a 2nd SuperBowl. Now wish the experts on this forum stating with absolute bloviating about where Brady will play next year will shut the F%K Up.

  12. Parrishbucsfan Says:

    Focus on future now. At least we don’t have to wait any longer

  13. Stormy Says:

    And anyone who thinks this is a good thing must have really enjoyed that 10 years of sucking (building?) – aka the lost decade.

  14. Killian Says:

    You gotta start Trask now, to see what you have, right?

  15. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    TY for the time here Tom!

  16. deuceswild78 Says:

    Glad he came so that some of our longtime bucs like Evans, LVD, Gholston could get that ring… and we’ll always have that boat parade.

  17. Thomas Edrington Says:

    The GOAT overdosed on the Bowles/Leftwich ineptitude…….drove him to hang it up…..

    Thanks T-Brady for bringing good mojo to Tampa —

    As for Bowles — hang your head, you bum!

  18. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    At least he didn’t drag it out. If he had stayed retired last year he might still be married, so maybe they will get back together.

    Best wishes to him!

    I would love to get David Carr…but we cannot realistically afford him. I have a feeling he’s going to blow up once he moves on from the Raiders.

    If Licht could work a miracle…

  19. Capt.Tim Says:

    Thank you Tom Brady!

    Ok- now we sign Aaron Rodgers.
    Lets see if Im right again! Lol

  20. Marine Buc Says:

    Wow. Brady is done. I had a feeling he was and I am glad he finally made the announcement.

    Time to move on and rebuild this team.

    His $35M dead cap hit will hurt but it’s time to get our salary cap situation under control and clear the books…

    I wonder if this will affect how we handle the draft? Will the Bucs draft a QB at #19 or maybe move up into the top 5 to draft a QB… Or will we still draft a CB/OLB/DT at #19 and bring in a FA QB like Jimmy G or D. Carr?

    Will B. Gabbert finally be given his chance to be the #1 QB? Will Trask be able to step up in 2023?

    Now things get interesting!

  21. Nprbuc Says:

    Smoke is rising from One Buc Place from all the overheated calculators going into overdrive trying to figure out cap! Hate to see him go but life must go on. Time to figure out where we are and where we are going. All the best Mr Brady. Thank you for bringing some additional sunshine into our lives. LFG!

  22. Bobby M. Says:


  23. MadMax Says:

    Now go live your life TB12! You are and always will be the GOAT! Too bad our coaching staff and injuries derailed what coudve been a much better final year for you. But at least you’re healthy and have your family and friends to spend all of this extra time with.

    Thanks for the SB! I look forward to seeing you in the booth.

  24. Ok Says:

    Simply the best!! The greatest team athlete in the history of sports you’ll never be anyone that wins for two decades, like he did.

  25. Jeff’s grandpa Says:

    Thxs for the 3 years but it’s time and we won’t have to see the d riders no more

  26. Steven007 Says:

    The end of an era, the beginning of a new one, albeit unknown. The coach will be fighting for his job and the GM as well, though he’ll probably get a bit more time. I have zero feel for which direction we will go. Obviously the consensus is that we will have a terrible year due to the fact that we will be dumping salaries, etc, but we shall see. The Seahawks were expected to stink this year for similar reasons. So you never know. Trying to look at the glass half full here.

  27. MerryPlankster777 Says:

    Deja Vu?
    Well, he went through a lot the last season and will always be King Buc! In a few years we shall right the ship once more. Thank you TOM!

  28. Marine Buc Says:

    One thing is for sure – the REBUILD has begun!

  29. Rob In Land O Lakes Says:

    Thank you for allowing me to see the greatest QB to ever play the game take my team to a Super Bowl victory. I t was all worth it.

  30. mark2001 Says:

    Seems like if we had a ring of shame, it might go around the stadium about three or four times.

  31. Aceofaerospace Says:

    Can we try to keep the posts positive at this article today? Thanks Tom for everything. Our last Super Bowl would not have happened without you. I will forever be grateful.

  32. Jeagan1999 Says:

    The best of the best! Thank You TB12!

  33. Conte Piscatelli Says:

    The most important part is the announcement came before we hired an oc. There will be more clarity of what the new oc job will be. Might change the hiring process

  34. NEfan Says:

    BA killed the GOAT. 9ers must have said no! Davis can’t be to happy. The Bucs are now a non-entity once AGAIN!

  35. jack sparrow Says:

    Well, this is the start of the Bucs becoming irrelevant again….. 😭😭😭

  36. Bucs Lives Matter Says:

    Thanks Tom! You gave us Bucs fans some happy years that we haven’t had in a couple of decades. I enjoyed every second of your time here.

  37. Dewey Selmon Says:

    He was married to the Patriots and we were always the mistress. I’m glad he didn’t play anywhere else this year.

  38. mark2001 Says:

    Please… when I said Derek Carr a couple months ago, some other fans started throwing feces at me.

  39. Davenport Says:

    Thank god.
    Let the tear down begin

  40. Nayrb Says:

    In Trask We Trust.

    Derek Carr or Aaron Rodgers are not bad choices either.

  41. Knucknbuc Says:

    Thanks Tom! I know I said I didn’t want him to return playing only because it’s time for the bucs to move forward. He’s the goat was truly an honor watching him play in person and on my tv screen for my team the past 3 years!

  42. mark2001 Says:

    Dewey…agree. I thought he might go to San Fran. Maybe he found out that wasn’t going to happen and said, I’m finished…I’m surely not risking my life in Tampa another years. Just wait until all the FA QB’s start flocking here…who wouldn’t with a line that you have to pass in less than 2 seconds or get mugged?

  43. Buc You Says:

    Bucs should draft the QB from Georgia… that guy looked great in the National Championship!

  44. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    All those predictions about where he would play…told ya!

  45. Bucfan Says:

    Bowels & Leftwich killed the GOAT!

  46. YucsBall Says:

    Either we get Rodgers or we go with Trask, it is what it is. Thank you TB12!

  47. BucU Says:

    It is officially Kyle Trask time.

  48. OrlandoBucFan Says:

    I am grateful for all Tom Brady did for the Bucs and that now is legacy will be forever linked with the team. What a great three year run. I am glad Tom decided to retire. I didn’t want to see him in another jersey. Selfishly, I think this gives the Bucs a bit more cap room (or flexibility) going into next year. I think this was the best possible outcome for the Bucs.

  49. PhxBucsFan Says:

    Joe – Is it too early to ressurect the Den of Depression moniker?

  50. mark2001 Says:

    Rodgers would likely cost a first, second and third round pick, particularly with the picks where we are in the draft. And since we don’t have a forth, basically the entire draft. And he has a 50 mil. dollar a year salary. He doesn’t exactly mesh with where we are…to say the least.

  51. rsjcheapseats Says:

    Thank you, Tom.
    Goodbye (and good riddance) Pat fans.
    Watch the Season Ticket Holder Wait list end. The seats will be cheap again (the only good thing I can think of to come out of this).

    Bucs fans let’s not kid ourselves: you need an elite QB to compete. We need to go out and get one – because I seriously doubt Trask is it.

  52. Allbuccedup Says:

    Greatest Of All Time!

  53. CoryC Says:

    He had a bad season and was badly exposed, arm strength decline and poor decision making. The guy lost his family for one more mediocre year, a losing season. And yet, some here think it was just great he brought a SB to TB. At what cost, you soulless ghouls?

    NEfan, you can go back under your rock now.

  54. mark2001 Says:

    Phx. Considering the number of fans that think Bowles will return to the promised land, I’d think Den of Disillusion or Disappointment might be more appropriate this year.

  55. BA’s Red Pen Says:

    No we don’t trust in Trask.
    Look at the bright side though, now all those super intelligent (lol) NE fan Delta Bravos won’t be commenting on JBF anymore.

  56. Infomeplease Says:

    The Bucs may want to talk to San Fran about a qb. They seem to have an abundance of them.

  57. Pelsbuc61 Says:

    As a lifelong Bucs fan, a heartfelt thank you Mr Brady! It was the best of times.

  58. beano Says:

    Beano was right again!

  59. Frank Pillow Says:

    This man deserves our everlasting gratitude. There’s no Super Bowl, no playoffs without the GOAT. We were blessed to see the best ever wear our colors!

  60. Jack Sparrow Says:

    He is ready to go to FOX and commenting on plays. I’m sure he will be commenting on some of the Bucs play and will tell his audience that was a bonehead call by Todd Bowles.

  61. MarkV Says:

    Dude is flat out the best ever. Thanks Tom!

  62. Nicholas Carlson Says:

    Thank you, Tom!

  63. mark2001 Says:

    Will he stay retired? Maybe. But I think it says pretty clearly, that he certainly won’t be back here. This would be the easiest place to say yes to. And at this point, the only thing that would make him come out of retirement would be a deal in a place like San Fran, where he could easily play in front of his friends and family on a home game weekly basis.

  64. NEfan Says:

    Cory, you must be young because anyone who doesn’t respect what he’s done for your shatty team probably disrespects everything in life. You’re a sad person.

  65. Buc4evr Says:

    Thank you TB12! The best evr! End of an era. Time to rebuild.

  66. Michael Denney Says:

    I just deleted my Tampa Bay sites and this one will be next. Though I’m from Florida, I confess my only interest in the Bucs was Brady because of his unquenchable and contagious thirst for winning. Honestly no offense intended but the Bucs were losers prior to him coming and will be going forward. They proved that as Brady was encumbered by family and financial issues they had to rely on their own new found “culture of winning”. They didn’t last a season. Finally, for those of you that blamed Brady, demanding his departure, like the proverbial dog returning to his vomit may you be content once again with losing

  67. Dooley Says:

    QB competition (loading). . . . .

  68. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I really feel sorry for Greg Olsen, because Tom Brady is gonna take his job!

  69. Buc king Says:

    Well we’ll well..this fn sucks..
    Glad his legacy ended here but won’t lie I wanted 1 more year of relevance

  70. jehzsa Says:

    What is it with the date of February 1st and Tom Brady? One year ago he announced his first “retirement”.

    Regardless, thank you TB12. Now there is some “clarity” in the TB Bucs’ situation which is quite a quagmire. Hopefully, his work ethic remains with the team.

  71. stevek Says:

    Cheers to the Great GOTSBE!


    Helluva ride, thanks for bringing a championship, a swagger, and a lot of W’s!

    As a buckeye and buccaneer fan, I’ll always hold a special place in my heart for this wolverine. Not only did he bring us a ring and two division titles, topping 5k yards twice! But, he did so at a championship level and it was the most fun this team was to watch since our last SB run.

    We got a taste of a real QB playing for our team, let’s hope some of this wisdom wore off on Trask.

  72. George Guito Says:

    THE GREATEST FOOTBALL PLAYER EVER!!! Thank you so much for what you did for this are and franchise. You are the best leader on the field and everything I have always heard is that you are the best teammate behind the scenes. I hope you enjoy the next chapter of your life – You deserve it!!! Thank you Tom Brady for your 23 career and for the last 3 here in Tampa – Your work ethic and example brought both a Super Bowl Championship and the best record in franchise history here.

  73. Mike C Says:

    Thanks Tom!

  74. Leopold Stotch Says:

    Thank you Tom, forever grateful

  75. D-Rome Says:

    Honestly no offense intended but the Bucs were losers prior to him coming and will be going forward.

    Same can be said about the Patriots.

  76. Brandon Says:

    Very classy, very well stated and said. Thank you, Mr. Brady. Good bye, Brady/Patriot fans, Tom will be missed, you will not.

  77. Manuel Gonzales Says:

    Thank you TB12! You are the Greatest of all time.

  78. Joseph C Simmons Says:

    Thanks for the memories, Tom. Not only did I enjoy Buccaneers football for the first time in a long time, but you inspired me to be a better man.

  79. NEfan Says:

    D-Rome, guaranteed no matter who your QB is Pat’s will have a better record than them in 2023 and probably the next 20 yrs. Your team blew pre-Brady and will again post Brady. BA killed the Bucs!!!

  80. ItzOK Says:

    Erect a statue, rename a major highway, and place him in the ring of honor immediately. He accomplished so much in his time its unreal. This franchise won’t win another playoff game for 15 years.

  81. gp Says:

    Thanks for the memories Tommie boy!

  82. NJbucs23 Says:

    All you suckers who bought 2 year season tickets last year. Well, now we can buy them for $35 again and have empty stadium. Haha

  83. bucfan34 Says:

    Good for him! Thanks TB12! All class.

  84. HC Grover Says:

    Congratulations Bowzo! Ya did it.

  85. gofortheface30 Says:

    Didn’t take long to read some commenter imposing their own values such as “should’ve kept family intact.” Here is what I think of your opinion: Burrrrrrrrp, farrrrrt.

    You know approximately jack shi of the dynamic of their relationship ok. Maybe he was miserable, maybe Giselle is an absolute bear to live with. Maybe he is happy and comfortable with his decision. He is also much richer and very likely much much better looking than you and can have anyone he wants. But you go ahead and keep on with the virtue signaling if that gives you more self worth or something

  86. Bring back the lawn chairs Says:

    Say hello to 2-15.
    And just think, we can keep all that matador offensive line too now.

  87. Larrd Says:

    So now it’s Trump, DeSantis, or Brady?

  88. FortMyersDave Says:

    Thanks for the memories Tom Brady! I suspect a lot of the trolls who have been posting here since the Bucs lost to the Rams last year will now go back under their rocks. True Buc fans will remain on JBF and of those we will have a few of the chicken littles who predict 2-15 no matter what the circumstances, unrealistic homers that will think the Bucs will contend even with no talent Toilet Bowles as HC and those in the middle who have loved this mini run of 2020-2021 and now realize the team is set to rebuild with Bowels being a 2023 Leeman Bennett. Hopefully the franchise fixes its cap issues as the Bucs go with Trask or a journeyman to guide them to a decent draft pick for next year and then we wait and see if a new HC can make the team competitive again. Also time to see if Licht is smoke and mirrors or if he actually can handle a rebuild.

  89. Natron Says:

    Thanks Tom, You were light in our night

  90. D-Rome Says:

    D-Rome, guaranteed no matter who your QB is Pat’s will have a better record than them in 2023 and probably the next 20 yrs.

    I’m from MA. I rooted for the Pats during the Rod Rust and Dick MacPherson years along with the Berry and Parcells years. The real ups and downs. I’m not busting on the Pats but nothing I said is incorrect. Pats weren’t good before Brady (with Carroll) and they haven’t been good after Brady with the GOAT of coaching. All you’re saying here is that next year your turd is going to smell better than mine. Congrats, but both teams will stink.

  91. Mike Says:

    Sad and happy at the same time. We will miss Brady no doubt. But after what I saw this season, I did not wish to see the Bucs run it back. Time to rebuild.

  92. D-Rok Says:

    Thanks for the memories, Mr. Brady. You truly epitomized the title of GOAT. Not once, or twice, but 3 times you had epochs of HOF-worthy play.

    Thanks for helping to bring the Lombardi to TB in your first year here in a Covid year – that was truly impressive.

    Best of luck in your future endeavors, Tom!

  93. A Bucs Fan Says:

    Thank you for what you did for the Bucs organization!

  94. DaPostman Says:

    Ok Says:
    February 1st, 2023 at 8:48 am
    Simply the best!! The greatest team athlete in the history of sports you’ll never be anyone that wins for two decades, like he did.


    Wayne Gretsky says hold my beer.

  95. Winky Says:

    We were lucky to have Tom.

    Thank you Mr. Brady!

    Top shelf player put on the uni. We are lucky!

  96. Says:

    Tear it down. Draft a QB, trade older players, clear out the cap, acquire draft stock. I don’t want to see bubble gum & duct tape with .500 coach killers like Winston, Carr, Mayfield. Your franchise is in perpetual limbo if you don’t have a top QB.

  97. NEfan Says:

    D-Rome, they were with Parcells. Don’t get me on Berry, starting Eason over Flutie. I go back to season tickets with the Sullivan’s, when Patrick Sullivan went at Howie Long, the nose bleed seats.

  98. mark2001 Says:

    Ft. Meyers. The fans that always get hurt the most in these situations are the elderly. Much of Florida’s aged population may never see the Bucs win another championship in their lifetime. Young folks… ten or twenty years down the line… a different story…patience is a virtue, I guess.

  99. Yucs2Bucs Says:

    Now it’s time to get Jordan Love !!! Trade the first rounder and maybe a Carlton or Shaq and let’s go !! I can’t go through another 10 years of irrelevant football

  100. ClwJB Says:

    Thank you Tommy!!!!!! We will always cherish being the place you chose to prove your greatness again.

    Now sign that retirement contract so we save the space and get to work!!

    Jacoby Brissette will be the next Bucs QB

  101. Winny Testaverde Says:

    What an honor it was to have him come to Tampa. Exceeded expectations and delivered a 2nd Lombardi…something I thought I’d never see again in my lifetime.

  102. Couch Fan Says:

    Thank you Tom Terrific for the 3 magical seasons you given our Bucs that we Buc fans will never forget. Best QB we’ve ever had and best to ever do it. Enjoy your retirement. You have earned it.

  103. Bucschamp Says:

    Tod Bowles please retire too

  104. Chris K Says:

    How blessed we were! Thank you Goat!

  105. Simeon97 Says:

    His last year is more a reflection on how crappy Bowles is than Brady’s decline.

  106. Fire the Gannons! Says:

    Thanks for the memories TB12. So bummed that Bowles and Leftwich had to waste your last year and was hopeful you’d have one more chance to lead and shine in SF with a competent coaching staff and players who played with passion. Both were sorely missing in your last year in Tampa but you still lead the team to Division crown, finished 3rd in the NFL in passing yards (just behind #2 even though you were pulled for 3 quarters of the final game thanks to Bowles) and set NFL records for passing yards and completions, all at the age of 45.

    You were amazing to watch. You will be missed.

  107. kgh4life Says:

    There goes Monken!

  108. Cobraboy Says:

    Here comes Mayfield.

  109. RustyRhinos Says:

    Thanks Tom for being true to yourself and to the Buccaneer organization and fans. Very happy to have watched you play as our QB and take us to the Playoffs and win a Super Bowl.
    Halalujah sweet Bromosa! We can now be done with the JBF speculation on is he or is he not, will he or will he not, what will a potential OC do with him, or not.

    Time to move forward and look toward the future, be it a good season or not. Time to correct the kicking of the can down the road for one last chance. Time to move on from a great person, player, teammate, and Greatest Of All Time QB in the NFL. Sad yes and no. Because “time waits for no man” and father time always wins. Looking forward to Tom’s new career as an NFL announcer.

    Bring on the next chapter of our long search for a QB who we have drafted and who gets a second contract.

  110. SKBucafan Says:

    Thanks TB!@. You were the greatest to wear a Bucs uniform. All I can hope is that the Brady affect sticks in the locker room for a number of years.

    Can we sign him as a consultant for training camp? He can go work for Fox during the season.

  111. Wut The Buc Says:

    Thanks TB12 for the last 3 years. I am personally looking forward to him in the booth laughing at whatever is left of this Bucs team!

  112. George Says:

    Greatest of All Time.

    Bucs wasted his last season . Shame on Licht , Bowles and Leftwich.

  113. Goatwatcher Says:

    Tom Brady joins Bill Russell and Ted Williams as Boston’s, and arguably sports, greatest players in their respective games. All arrived in Boston from California somehow. Congratulations Tampa for winning a title and showcasing your elite talent. Great site Joe. You nail it. Goatwatcher signing off.🐐

  114. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Tom Brady’s retirement from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after leading them to their second Super Bowl championship is a momentous occasion for football fans everywhere. Throughout his illustrious career, he has proven himself to be a master of the sport, breaking countless records and establishing himself as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. His work ethic, competitiveness, and ability to perform at the highest level in clutch moments have earned him widespread respect and admiration.

    With seven Super Bowl championships, five Super Bowl MVP awards, and numerous individual accolades, Brady’s legacy as one of the greatest players in NFL history is secure. He has inspired countless fans and players with his passion for the game and his relentless pursuit of excellence. Although it is sad to see him retire, his impact on the sport will continue to be felt for years to come, and he will always be remembered as a true champion.

    Legends truly never die.

  115. SlyPirate Says:


    …And I’ve been rolling Bucs since 1995.

    Thanks TB12.

    That was awesome!

  116. D-Rok Says:

    Well written, LuvMyBucs. Well written.

    Brady will always be a legend.

  117. mg Says:


  118. Bucamania Says:

    Tom – thank you for the amazing ride. Memories of a lifetime.

  119. Browsing from DC Says:

    I hope when he returns for the Ring of Honor ceremony he wears a Creamsicle uniform!

    Thanks TB12 for everything!

  120. gp Says:

    Here’s a thought…
    Tom Brady for OC!!!!
    And then HC next year!

  121. T REX Says:

    Thank you Tom.

    Todd…thanks for wasting this year.

  122. TexasBuc 1976 Says:

    So grateful for Tommy coming to the Bucs. What a ride! Now for a total rebuild, starting with firing Bowles at the end of next year’s season.

  123. Mackey Says:

    The 2023 NFL season: The start of another lost decade for the Bucs.

  124. firethecannons Says:

    Jason Licht please keep the light on–he may come back and be the the OC. That would be awesome!

  125. firethecannons Says:

    TexasBuc says: So grateful for Tommy coming to the Bucs. What a ride! Now for a total rebuild, starting with firing Bowles at the end of next year’s season.

    I agree with this take completely. next year fire Bowles and ride with the first pick of the draft and start the rebuild this year in the draft. Good players and top draft pick should lead to a decent coach. Let the tankathon begin!!!!!!

  126. Pickgrin Says:

    Thank You Tom!

    You are the greatest football player to have ever played the game.

    It was an honor for the entire Tampa Bay area to have you end your career as a Buccaneer.

  127. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    BRAVO, GOAT! Thank you Tom on behalf of many long suffering Buccaneer fans.

    Our franchise and our fans can hold their heads high.

    Best wishes for you and your famiy.

  128. TDTB2022 Says:

    Thanks Byron! Smh

    Thank you Tom!!!!
    Best wishes to you and your family!

  129. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    Well I’m conflicted. Sad he’s retired because I think he could still play. Glad he’s not going to waste another year with Bowles square peg/round hole system. Doubly sad he didn’t just retire last year and keep his family together. Triply sad that Bowles called an idiotic zero cover blitz against the best QB dealing with blitzes and wort the best WR in the NFL wide azz open. That play was the death knell for a lot of things. Thanks for the memories Tommy.

  130. TBforever Says:

    Such a class act that Tom Brady.
    No one will fill his shoes or be like him.
    My god, I miss him already.

  131. biff barker Says:

    Brady held his teammates accountable.

    Few of the coaches do.

    Thanks Tom.

  132. NotTampaTom Says:

    Man so happy when the Bucs won the last SB. Tommy forever grateful to you to feel that happiness again.

  133. CleanHouse Says:

    Sad Day. Honor to have seen him and had him with the Bucs- dream come true!!

  134. Bosch Says:

    We now have closure. Really need to sacrifice 2023to start rebuilding in earnest in 2024.

  135. Shak Says:

    Thanks for the chip. It was fun and great while it lasted. I hope this is permanent though.

    I hate watching my team lose all the time, I LOVE WINNING… but I guess I’m a different type of fan, no better or worse, I can still enjoy MY TEAM through the bad (a lot over my lifetime). We may go back to being terrible, but the way my fandom is set up, every week I will feel like it’s our time! No one can tease me or upset me by saying things like, “enjoy being the joke of the league again” or “enjoy losing,” because I will! I won’t enjoy the losing, ill be pissed about every loss or every terrible mistake by the players, but I will still find joy and hope in the little things. My faith in MY TEAM can’t be shaken, I’ll be a Bucs till I die! So, have your fun bandwagon fans, DO YOU, just know you’re only bothering those who care about outside noise and base their fanhood on only winning. I have lived long enough to see much worse than the pre Tom non super bowl years, in every sport I follow, this won’t faze me (if we aren’t good)! Toughen up or don’t, but I’m gon Bucs regardless!

  136. Manny Says:

    Best player of all time. I seriously think the hamlin thing spooked him into retirement

  137. orlbucfan Says:

    Good riddance! Big full page ad in the NYT Arts section that fossil is in a movie with Lily Tomlinson, Jane Fonda, Sally Fields, etc. so, hopefully he is gone!

  138. Frank the Tank Says:

    Thank you Tom for three exciting years. We made the playoffs 3 years in a row! Won consecutive division titles, and of course another Superbowl! Awesome Tom thank you again. You alone made the Bucs relevant. Lot of fair-weather fans with short memories around here. Thank you Tom.

  139. Randall Says:

    Sorry to see Tom Brady end his career after such a disastrous last season and horrible final playoff game. Really wanted to see him go out on a high note.

  140. BigMacAttack Says:

    Thank you for coming to Tampa, Tom Brady and giving us the best football we’ve probably ever had here including the Lombardi Trophy. Enjoy your retirement TB12 !!!

  141. Mike Johnson Says:

    Glad to see he decided to go and not be carted off the field. He sort of sucked this season. The field was wide open on countless occasions and the man could not run 5 yrds. On the other hand, he gave us a Superbowl and a run at another one. Enjoy your retirement, Tom.