2:32 PM ETJeff DarlingtonAdam SchefterCloseESPN Senior Writer ESPN NFL Insider
Joined ESPN in 2009
Former president of the Pro Football Writers of America and the author of four booksTom Brady is retiring from football after 22 seasons in which he won a historic seven Super Bowl titles, sources told ESPN on Saturday.When Brady, widely considered the greatest quarterback in NFL history, left the field after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ loss to the Los Angeles Rams last weekend, he knew it was likely his final act as a football player, sources said. In the days since, he has spent time digesting that mindset and is preparing his retirement announcement along with the next chapter of his life and career, sources said.Sources said that Brady’s decision to retire is based on several factors, including family and health. Although it’s less significant, Brady also recognizes that the Buccaneers are likely to undergo significant roster turnover, sources said.Brady, 44, has been adamant for weeks that he never wanted a “farewell season,” and many who know him believed he desired a decision made without much drama leading up to it. He will shift his focus to new endeavors and believes this is the right moment to end his playing career, sources said.• Brady retiring after 22 seasons• A look at 3 HOF careers• Sports world reacts to the news• Replacing Brady in Tampa Bay• How Brady became global icon• Inside the GOAT’s amazing numbers• Reiss: Open letter to Brady
It is unknown when Brady will formalize his plans to retire, but that move will be ma …

The post BRADY RETIRES? appeared first on Populist Press ©2022.