(NewsNation) — Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady announced he’s retiring Wednesday.
Brady — the most successful quarterback in NFL history, and one of the greatest athletes in team sports — posted the announcement on social media Wednesday morning, a brief video lasting just under one minute.
A year ago when he retired, it was in the form of a long Instagram post. But about six weeks later, he decided to come back for one more run. The Buccaneers — with whom he won a Super Bowl two seasons ago — made the playoffs again this season, losing in their playoff opener. And at the time, it begged the question about whether Brady would play again.
Only a couple weeks later, he has given the answer.
He tweeted: “Good morning guys. I’ll get to the point right away, I’m retiring for good. I know the process was a pretty big deal last time so I figured when I woke up this morning I’d press record and let you guys know first.”
“I really thank you guys so much, to every single one of you for supporting me. My family, my friends, teammates, my competitors. I could go on forever. There’s too many. Thank you guys for allowing me to live my absolute dream. I wouldn’t change a thing. Love you all.”
Brady announced his retirement from the NFL after winning seven Super Bowls and an unprecedented 22-year career. He announced he was retiring last year before changing his mind and playing the 2022 season.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.