Updated 11:00 AM
BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — New England Patriots legend Tom Brady said he's retiring from the NFL on Tuesday morning. The quarterback had been in the league for 22 seasons, spending two decades with the Patriots before spending two seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 44-year-old is widely considered the greatest NFL quarterback to ever play the game, with a prolific trophy case.
The 7-time Super Bowl winner and three-time league MVP would first be eligible for the NFL Hall of Fame in 2027.
Brady said in a statement that football is an "all-in" sport and he's "not going to make that commitment anymore," saying it's best he leaves the field for the next generation of athletes.
He thanked his Buccaneers teammates and coaches, and his family in the statement. Notably, the quarterback made no mention of the Patriots, Bill Belichick or New England in the lengthy post.
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