Tom Brady, one of the world’s most decorated professional athletes and widely viewed as the greatest player in N.F.L. On Wednesday, he announced that he was retiring. It’s over.

“I’ll get to the point right away,” BradyIn a video shared on social media, he said that he just finished his 23rd season. “I’m retiring. For good.”

After signing an agreement in 2022 to Fox Sports, he is likely to assume a position as TV broadcaster. reportedly worth $375 million Over 10 years.

Brady He also owns several other businesses. With his longtime coach Alex Guerrero, he founded the wellness and health company TB12 Sports. Religion of Sports is also his media company. Brady Line of brand clothing.

BradyHe, at 45, is the most successful player in football. He was awarded seven Super Bowls, and he won five N.F.L. Player of the Year awards. records. He is at the top of the list for He was able to complete almost all major statistical categories of passing statistics, such as career completions (7.753), passing yards (82.9214), and passing touchdowns (649) but he excelled in the postseason where he established records for Fourth-quarter victories (14) or game-winning drives (9).

The N.F.L.’s oldest and most active player This season Brady’s late-game heroics helped the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reach the playoffs again despite their 8-9 record. However, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost to the Dallas Cowboys 31-14 in the wild-card round. BradyThe last N.F.L. pass was made by. Julio Jones was hit with an incompletion.

This His worst season, however, was still elite. Brady Throw for He had 4,694 yards passing, which is third in the league. However, he completed 66.8% of his passes.

He retired after his third season with the Buccaneers, a campaign that at one point looked as if it wouldn’t happen: Brady He first declared his retirement Feb. 1, 2022. However, he reversed the decision in less than six weeks.

This season was set against the background of an intense period in his personal history. Brady and the supermodel Gisele Bündchen, his wife of more than 13 years, announced in October that they had divorced. They have two children together — a son, Benjamin, 13, and a daughter, Vivian, 10. Brady Jack is also a 15-year-old son of Bridget Moynahan, an ex-partner.

There are signs of discord between Brady and Bündchen began circulating at the end of the 2021 season. He previously had said in interviews He was too focused on his work and caused marital problems. Bündchen told Elle Magazine He continued to play, and she was worried about him. “Obviously, I have my concerns — this is a very violent sport, and I have my children and I would like him to be more present,” She said.

Brady The summer saw several missed training camps practices and there were two games in August. for These were described as personal concerns.

Brady He joined the Buccaneers as a 2020 Buccaneer, helping Tampa Bay win the Super Bowl in his inaugural year. After he had left the New England Patriots, he joined the Buccaneers in 2020. He led Tampa Bay to a Super Bowl victory his first year with the team. for He had been playing that position for his whole career. Brady He spent 20 years in New England where he won six World Championships. However, he didn’t sign new contracts and left the team unrestricted.

Drafted by the Patriots Brady In the sixth round 2000 N.F.L. draft. Drew Bledsoe had been injured so he was replaced by him as starting quarterback. Brady was linked to Coach Bill Belichick throughout his career in New England as the two shaped one of the league’s marquee dynasties. The Pittsburgh Steelers tied him for second place with six Super Bowls. for the most among the N.F.L.’s franchises, the Patriots appeared in nine Super Bowls and 13 A.F.C. champion games.

His career in New England was also fraught with difficulties. N.F.L. In 2015, the N.F.L. investigated the possibility that the Patriots deliberately deflated their footballs in order to get an edge in the 2015 A.F.C. Championship game. Brady Suspended for four games for being “generally aware” Deflategate scandal.

Following his Super Bowl debut, he appeared to throw a ball against the Oakland Raiders. Brady He was also the originator of the “tuck rule”, which stipulates that, if the quarterback is unable to take possession of the ball and his arm makes an intention forward motion, it should be considered an incomplete play instead of being called a fumble.