In his 23 NFL seasons, Tom Brady was one of the most dominant figures that the game has ever seen.
Today, he announced his retirement from the league, exactly one year from the first time he made this announcement.
Despite Brady’s stellar career, however, his last game ended on a sour note.
Tom Brady's last NFL game: pic.twitter.com/Ksl7XBMWAW
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) February 1, 2023
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost their first game of the playoffs in 2022 by a score of 31-14 to the Dallas Cowboys.
This ended up being Brady’s final career game, where he posted 351 passing yards, two touchdowns, and one interception.
Not bad for a 45-year-old.
Brady’s past has been filled with big games, especially in the playoffs.
Despite his masterful performance of 351 yards, however, the Buccaneers were unable to advance in this year’s playoffs, largely due to the dominance of the Cowboys’ offense.
Regardless of how this final game ended, Brady had a Hall of Fame-caliber career, and the records that he has set, both in the regular and postseason, are extremely unlucky to be broken.
Brady will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2028, and, along with recent retiree J.J. Watt, he should be a first-ballot inductee.
After football, Brady is slated to join the broadcasting booth, given that he signed a ten-year contract with Fox Sports in the 2022 offseason.
His insights after a 20-plus-year NFL career should provide to be helpful to NFL fans, and the world will be able to encounter more and more of Brady’s true personality.
While we will miss Brady’s on-field presence, we are certainly looking forward to his broadcasting stylings.NEXT: NFL Insider Shares 2 Hall Of Fame Locks For 2028