Time has finally won in Tom vs. time.
Tom Brady is retiring at age 44 after 22 award-winning seasons in the NFL. ESPN reported: on Saturday.
The future Hall of Fame quarterback ends his career with seven Super Bowl championships, three MVPs and five Super Bowl MVPs. His quest for another ring ended last Sunday when the Buccaneers fell prey to the Rams in the NFC divisional round.
Brady long talked about playing until he was 45 – his birthday is in August – but earlier this week he said his family played a big part in his decision on whether or not to retire.
“My wife is my biggest supporter,” Brady said on his “Let’s Go!” podcasting. “It hurts her to see me beaten there, and she deserves what she needs from me as a husband and my children deserve what they need from me as a father. I’m going to spend some time with them and give them what they need because they’ve really given me what I need for the past six months – to do what I need to do and I said this a few years ago. That’s what relationships are about. It’s not always about what I want. It’s about what we want as a family. And I’m going to spend a lot of time with them and figure out what’s next in the future.”