When a great athlete decides to call it quits on his career, it is always met with a lot of fanfare; this is especially true when the person in question is the most successful athlete in the history of that particular sport. At the age of 45, Tom Brady has made the decision to retire from American football. This news comes exactly one year after Brady made his first public statement about retiring, which he later took back.
Tom Brady and the National Football League have a long history of outstanding athletic and professional achievements together. Let’s find out more about his history, including the championships he won and the amount of money he earned from his most recent professional contracts.
Tom Brady announced his retirement in a brief video. Exactly one year later, the most famous and most successful quarterback in the history of American football decided to announce that he wanted to end his career: “Hello guys, I’ll get straight to the point. I retire. For real”. Unlike 2022, however, this time there wasn’t all the background noise that newspapers and TV had caused by anticipating it.
In fact, in the video, he explained that he wanted to open the camera on his smartphone and that he wanted to make this announcement primarily for his supporters. With a little emotion, Tom Brady closed an extraordinary and probably unrepeatable career in not even a minute of recording. So far, the quarterback who used to play for the New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has set records that aren’t likely to be broken in the near future.
When it comes to records and Tom Brady, the first thought immediately goes to the rings won by the American quarterback. In his twenty-two-year career, the class of 1977 has managed to win the Super Bowl on seven occasions (six with the New England Patriots and once, in 2021, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers). Incredible numbers, considering how difficult it is to win this title even once in one’s career. The closest player in wins is Rob Gronkowski, a 33-year-old tight end who, however, has already retired in 2021.
Brady also holds the record for passing yards (89,214) and touchdowns (649). These large numbers translate into individual awards, which are also many in this case: 3 MVP titles in the NFL championship and 5 MVP titles in the Finals (also a record).
Becoming one of the highest-paid sportsmen in the world automatically puts you in the conversation for the title of most important player in the history of the NFL. In the final season of his career, Tom Brady climbed back into the top 10 of this unique list, placing only a few other athletes, including those from the NFL, NBA, and boxing, ahead of him. When we take a step back into the past, the first thing that comes to mind is the possibility of calculating that the quarterback made close to $332 million through the New England Patriots alone.
It was with this team that he shared the majority of his achievements and his life as an athlete. The total amount of money the former NFL star made is estimated to be somewhere in the neighborhood of $400 million. This figure takes into account the most recent contract he signed, which was with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and was for 50 million dollars spread out over two years.