Tom Brady’s One Month Retirement

Liam Casey, Reporter

On February 1st, 2022, one of the world’s most accomplished athletes announced his decision to step away from the NFL. The seven-time Super Bowl champion announced his retirement via Instagram. The news shook the entire NFL community and many people believed it was the wrong decision. Tom Brady was runner-up for the NFL MVP in what would be his final season, which left many people questioning his decision to walk away from football. 

Shockingly, On March 13th, nearly one month later, Brady announced via Instagram that his time had not come and he would be coming out of retirement and competing with the Buccaneers in the following football season. The Instagram post read, “These past two months I have realized my place is still on the field and not in the stands. That time will come. But it’s not now. I love my teammates, and I love my supportive family. Without them, none of this is possible. I’m coming back for my 23rd season in Tampa. We have unfinished business.” 

The post immediately shook the sports world and will forever be remembered as one of the most infamous retirements in NFL history. 

Brady has dominated the sport in his past 22 years of playing. The future hall of famer has been to 10 Super Bowls, won seven Super Bowl championships, won 14 conference championships, earned five Super Bowl MVPs, three League MVPs, and 277 career wins. Brady will look to build onto his list of legendary accomplishments as he re-enters his 23rd season in the NFL.