After 23 seasons of NFL football, seven Super Bowl titles, five Super Bowl MVPs, three NFL MVPs, and the most passing touchdowns (649) and passing yards (89,214) in NFL history, the sport of football It made an immeasurable impact. Tom Brady calls it a careerThe only NFL player to win championships in three different years has officially announced his retirement from football. social media pages Wednesday morning. This is his second retirement announcement in the past 365 days, after announcing his retirement a year ago on February 1st. But this seems like a good thing.
The first 20 of Brady’s NFL season were with the New England Patriots (2000-2019) and the last three with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2020-2022).
Reflecting Brady’s legendary career, many NFL players, figures throughout the league, and others in sports have applauded the most decorated player in the NFL.
Kansas City Chiefs All-Pro quarterback Patrick Mahomes was one of the first players to salute shortly after Brady’s announcement. The two faced each other in the 2018 AFC Championship Game and Super Bowl LV playoffs, with Brady’s Patriots and Buccaneers leading both matchups.
James White, a retired running back who won three Super Bowls alongside Brady with the Patriots, expressed his love and appreciation for his former quarterback. White caught his 14 passes from Brady against the Falcons in Atlanta in Super Bowl LI as the Patriots beat him 34-28 in overtime in the third quarter, where he was losing 28-3. bottom.
Both teams, which he led to Super Bowl glory, thanked Brady for his leadership and play while donning their respective uniforms.
Retired and three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Dez Bryant expressed his gratitude for being able to play and watch Brady during his football career.
JJ Watt is one of the greatest defenders in NFL history and just one of three Defensive Player of the Year awards in league history. course.
Brady’s influence has spread across the continent, as French football club Paris Saint-Germain celebrated his incredible football career.
Green Bay Packers All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari congratulated another number 12 on his retirement this offseason.
Former Patriots backup and Brady teammate Matt Cassel congratulated him on his stellar career for the second year in a row.
Derek Jeter, another Brady-era sports legend, set aside the rivalry between New York and Boston to celebrate his induction into the longtime New England Patriots Hall of Fame.
The Denver Broncos trolled Brady again with a photo of him and on-field rival Peyton Manning shaking hands after the Broncos defeated Brady’s Patriots again in the 2015 AFC Championship Game. They also congratulated the legend on his career after getting his ribs out of the way.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette tweeted his thanks to the quarterback for helping him achieve postseason glory.
NFC South rival and Saints defensive lineman Cameron Jordan saluted the GOAT and praised Brady for being the first to make the announcement out of the quarterback’s own mouth.
Former Patriots running back and Brady teammate Danny Woodhead praised his former quarterback career.