Future Hall of Fame quarterback – and widely recognized as the greatest of all time – Tom Brady announced his retirement from football this week.
He is calling it quits after a monumentally successful 23-year career on the gridiron.
It’s not the first time Brady retired, though.
In fact, you could clearly see that he likes this time of the year to do it.
All kidding aside, he initially announced his retirement on February 1, 2022, after 22 seasons.
Exactly one year ago.
However, on March 13, 2022 – 40 days after initially announcing his retirement – Brady announced he would return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the 2022 campaign.
Last year has been so crazy that we have seen Brady retire twice and MLB star Carlos Correa agree to four long-term contracts.
With the key word being “agree”, of course.
In the last 12 months, we’ve had 2 Tom Brady retirements and 4 Carlos Correa contract agreements.
— Anthony Castrovince (@castrovince) February 1, 2023
We have already explained Brady’s two retirements, now let’s go through Correa.
The star shortstop signed a three-year, $105.3 million contract with the Minnesota Twins on March 10, 2022.
He played out the 2022 campaign with the Twins, but since his deal had an opt-out clause, he exercised it and entered the market again.
In December, he agreed to a $350 million contract with the San Francisco Giants.
Days after the agreement, however, the Giants backed down because of concerns about Correa’s surgically-repaired ankle.
After that, around Christmas, the New York Mets agreed to sign Correa for $315 million, but once again were scared off by his ankle and opted not to move forward with the contract.
A few weeks passed, and the Twins “rescued” Correa with a $200 million contract agreement with a chance to be $270 million.
This was the one that went through: signed, sealed, and delivered.
It’s fair to say Brady and Correa have made our last two offseasons a bit more entertaining, to say the least.NEXT: MLB Fans Are Posed With A Fun Opening Day Question