Brady, a seven-time Super Bowl champion, announced his retirement after concluding he could no longer make the “competitive commitment” to continue.
“I have always believed the sport of football is an ‘all-in’ proposition – if a 100% competitive commitment isn’t there, you won’t succeed, and success is what I love so much about our game,” Tom Brady wrote.
“This is difficult for me to write, but here it goes: I am not going to make that competitive commitment anymore.
“I have loved my NFL career, and now it is time to focus my time and energy on other things that require my attention.”
Tributes streamed in for the NFL GOAT, including one for football superstar David Beckham.
Did David Beckham catch – or fumble – Tom Brady pass?
Beckham took to Instagram to post a video of Brady tossing a pass into the ocean – where Beckham was waiting on a speedboat to catch the pigskin.
Or did he fumble the ball?
Watch and you decide!
“So in my head this was @tombrady last throw in his career and guess who caught it ? ME kinda . What I want to say is thanks man for not just inspiring a generation but many generations in doing what you love… Congrats to you and the whole Brady bunch ( bet you haven’t heard that before ) for what you have achieved and now it’s onto the next chapter .
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