Is Tom Brady going to play in the Pro Bowl?
Tom Brady confirmed that he is officially retiring from the NFL on Tuesday. Brady won seven Super Bowls and made the Pro Bowl 15 times in his career.
It’s all over. Officially. After over two decades the greatest quarterback of all time has retired, and the words that for so long seemed so unlikely have come true. Tom Brady will never play another minute of professional football.
No longer will TB12 be under center for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He won’t be signing with the New England Patriots on a one day contract, he won’t even be around to represent the NFC in the Pro Bowl team this coming weekend.
The New England Patriots 6th round pick in the 2000 NFL Draft has hung up the shoulder pads after an illustrious career in which he won seven Super Bowls and five Super Bowl MVP’s.
The decision comes on his own time, from his own Instagram account after various reports early in the week prematurely stated that the greatest football player ever would be calling it quits.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had their back-to-back Super Bowl bid cut short by the Los Angeles Rams in the Division Round of the NFC Playoffs, after a miraculous near comeback by Brady and the Bucs.
Matthew Stafford and the Rams drove down the field in the last minute of the game in Raymond James Stadium and brought the Bucs season to an end, all the while shutting the door on what has been the most spectacular career the NFL has ever seen.
After days of speculation Brady finally took to social media Tuesday morning confirming what many were already reporting.
"I have loved my NFL career, and now it is time to focus my time and energy on other things that require my attention." Brady wrote on his Instagram account confirming his retirement after 22 season.
Tom Terrific will not say good-bye in Vegas
Brady was tabbed to be the one the quarterbacks representing the NFC this Sunday at Allegiant Field in Las Vegas, but even before announcing his retirement he pulled out of the running to take the field in this weekend’s Pro Bowl.
The three time MVP rarely took part in the NFL’s “All-Star” game, and he is following suit in his final year in the league. He withdrew his name from the Pro Bowl on Monday because of a shoulder injury meaning the GOAT has played his last snap in the National Football League.
In 22 seasons, Brady was voted to 15 Pro Bowls but participated in just a few of them. Many of those missed Pro Bowls were due preperation for the 10 Super Bowls he carried his teams to.
He retires as the all time leader in Super Bowl titles, Super Bowl MVPs, passing yards and passing touchdowns.