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What did Tom Brady say in his emotional retirement announcement? Did he mention Gisele?

Tom Brady announced on Wednesday that he was leaving the NFL, this time for good. He told fans on Instagram the his playing days were over.

Joseph McMahon
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After retiring last season for 40 days, Tom Brady decided to come back for another season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He may regret that decision now after a sub-par season and a loss in the first round of the playoffs, not to mention a divorce from his top-model wife Gisele Bundchen.

The seven-time Super Bowl champion decided to call it quits on Feb. 1, 2023 and made his decision public on his Instagram account with this written message:

  • I love my family
  • I love my teammates
  • I love my friends
  • I love my coaches
  • I love football
  • I love you all
  • I am truly grateful on this day. Thank you

Transcript of Tom Brady’s retirement announcement on Instagram

He went on to say that this time it was for good and he wanted to keep it brief after last year’s announcement:

“Good morning guys, I’ll get to the point right away. I’m retiring. For good. I know the process was a pretty big deal last time so when I woke this morning I figured I’d just press record and let you guys know first. So, I won’t be very long winded. You only get one super emotional retirement essay. And I used mine up last year.”

He went on to say, “So really thank you guys so much to every single one of you for supporting me. My family, my friends, my teammates, my competitors, I could go on forever. There’s too many. Thank you guys for allowing me to live my absolute dream. I wouldn’t change a thing. Love you all.”

Tom Brady - Instagram

It was a heart-felt goodbye that got number 12 choked up while thanking everyone after 23 seasons in the NFL. It looks like he’s serious this time and he is definitely hanging up his cleats for good. It will be interesting to see what’s next for the NFL legend as many suspect he’ll be in the commentating booth next season with Fox Sports.

Although he didn’t expressly mention his ex-wife in the announcement, he did put family first as he said goodbye to his fans. We’ll have to wait to see now what the future holds for Brady off the field.