Tom Brady retires from NFL ‘for good’ in emotional video

Tom Brady is walking away from NFL  (AP)
Tom Brady is walking away from NFL (AP)

Tom Brady, the most successful quarterback in history, has retired from the NFL.

A seven-time Super Bowl champion and an enduring face of the league during a more than 20-year career, Brady bows out of the sport as the all-time passing yard and touchdown leader.

The 45-year-old initially announced his retirement in February last year, but reversed his decision 40 days later to return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

But, after an 8-9 season led to an exit in the wildcard round of the playoffs, Brady insists his career is now concluded “for good”.

“I’m retiring... for good,” Brady said in an emotional video released on social media. “I know the process was a pretty big deal last time so when I woke up this morning I figured I would just press record and let you guys know.

“You only get one super emotional retirement essay and I used mine up last year.”

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