February 1 has turned into quite the date for the NFL, at least, for the past two years.
This morning, in a move that is expected to be permanent, Tom Brady retired from the NFL.
Tom Brady announced his retirement Feb. 1, 2022.
Tom Brady announced his retirement Feb. 1, 2023.
As he said today, “for good.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 1, 2023
Although Brady didn’t mention it, it’s tough to imagine that this is a coincidence.
Brady has announced his retirement in back-to-back seasons, each on February 1.
After last season’s retirement, he quickly recanted his statement and played throughout the entire 2022 season.
However, it looks like, at least for now, that Brady will not be returning to the league.
Before the 2022 season, Brady signed a ten-year contract with Fox Sports, and will likely be joining their broadcasting team in 2023.
Brady had a Michael Jordan-like impact on the game of football.
He was the most dominant player in the league for years on end, ending his career with seven Super Bowls, and broke countless records along the way.
Similarly to Jordan, Brady encountered many fans and players that hated him.
Brady ended the seasons of so many teams throughout his tenure in the league and boasted a postseason winning percentage of over .800.
During his time in the league, Brady has had a tremendous impact on both the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers organizations alike.
He has brought both cities to the playoffs and secured them Super Bowl titles as well.
To say that he impacted their sporting communities is an understatement.
Football fans everywhere will certainly miss Brady, as he was a staple in the league for over 20 years.NEXT: Brock Purdy Continues To Wait On Further Medical Opinions