It's was official at age 44, Tom Brady had retired. However, 40 days on March 13th, 2022 he's back to being Tampa's starting QB.
He has already earned the right to be called the Greatest of All Time (G.O.A.T.). No QB in NFL history has thrown for more TDs (624) or thrown for more yardage (84,520) than Tom Brady.
Tom Brady has been more than terrific. No QB in NFL history has won more Super Bowls (7) or won more Super Bowl MVPs (5) than Tom Brady. At age 43 he switched teams went from playing with the New England Patriots (20 years) to playing with Tampa Bay Buccaneers and in 1st season a year ago won yet another Super Bowl. Simply amazing!
Brady was drafted in 2000 out of the University of Michigan in the 6th round, 199th overall. It's amazing all that he accomplished. His record as a starter is equally as amazing 243-73 and to think at age 44 he led the NFL in TD passes with 43 and in yardage with 5,316. The G.O.A.T. this season with Tampa went 13-4 and lost a close game to the Rams in the playoffs.
There is no more for Brady to prove. He's the greatest and has had more success than any QB that's ever played the position.
He had talked about possibly playing to age 50. However, he played at a high level well into his 40s, and with 7 Super Bowl Rings and so many records, he's done everything imaginable.
On January 29th, 2022, he walked away to spend quality time with his family. On March 13th he unretired. Like him or not, you have to admire his success, dedication, smarts, and longevity. I don't see anyone breaking his records in my lifetime. He is the G.O.A.T. if you ask me.