End of Tom’s Time

Tom Brady announces retirement


Photo by Dirk Shadd/Tampa Bay Times/TNS

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady prepares to pass against the Carolina Panthers in the last month of his career.

After 22 years in the NFL, Tom Brady officially announced his retirement via social media on Feb. 1, 2022. The quarterback ended his career with a total of 318 games played, 7,263 completions and 84,520 passing yards, making him statistically the greatest quarterback in the history of the NFL, all according to nfl.com.

After graduating from the University of Michigan in 1999, Brady was drafted by the New England Patriots in the 2000 NFL Draft, who he played with for 20 years, according to sportingnews.com.

“This man was the 199th pick for the 2000 NFL draft,” senior Thinh Vu said. “Not many people believed in him, but he did, and I think it’s what makes him so much of a GOAT.”

Brady is now the most decorated quarterback in the NFL, with seven Super Bowl titles, voted league MVP three times, NFL Offensive Player of the Year twice and awarded Super Bowl MVP honors five times in his career, all according to espn.com.

“I think the story of Tom Brady is a true classic American underdog story,” Vu said. “He shows that you don’t have to be the best to succeed, you just need to put in the work, put in the hours and take what’s his.”