Tom Brady announces retirement: 'I'm retiring for good'
(CNN) -- Legendary quarterback Tom Brady has announced his retirement after 23 seasons in the NFL.
"I'll get to the point right away," Brady, 45, said in a video posted to Twitter Wednesday. "I'm retiring for good. I know the process was a pretty big deal last time, so when I woke up this morning, I figured I'd just press record and let you guys know first.
"It won't be long-winded. You only get one super-emotional retirement essay, and I used mine up last year."
The seven-time Super Bowl champion also thanked his family, friends, teammates, and competitors for their support during his illustrious career.
"Thank you guys for allowing me to live my absolute dream," he said in the short video. "I wouldn't change a thing."
Brady had initially retired in February 2020, but the decision proved temporary as he returned for one more season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
He is considered by many to be the greatest quarterback of all time, having led the New England Patriots to six Lombardi Trophies and the Bucs to one.
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