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Best Of Social Media: Complete Reaction To Tom Brady’s Retirement

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February 2, 2022 at 4:57 pm ET

Best Of Social Media: Complete Reaction To Tom Brady’s Retirement(PHOTO: David Butler II - USA TODAY Sports)
Posted: Feb 02, 2022 04:57
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After 22 professional seasons in the National Football League, future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady finally called it a career on Monday following a lengthy post to Instagram.

Brady, who really needs no introduction, retires from football as a seven-time Super Bowl champion, a three-time NFL MVP, the NFL’s all-time touchdown leader, and countless other accomplishments and accolades. Quite simply, he rewrote most of the NFL record book, earning “GOAT” (Greatest of All-Time) status.

“I have always believed the sport of football is an ‘all-in’ proposition — if a 100% competitive commitment isn’t there, you won’t succeed, and success is what I love so much about our game,” Brady said on Instagram. “There is a physical, mental, and emotional challenge EVERY single day that has allowed me to maximize my highest potential. And I have tried my very best these past 22 years. There are no shortcuts to success on the field or in life.

“This is difficult for me to write, but here it goes: I am not going to make that competitive commitment anymore. I have loved my NFL career, and now it is time to focus my time and energy on other things that require my attention. I’ve done a lot of reflecting the past week and have asked myself difficult questions. And I am so proud of what we have achieved. My teammates, coaches, fellow competitors, and fans deserve 100% of me, but right now, it’s best I leave the field of play to the next generation of dedicated and committed athletes.”

You can read Brady’s full retirement announcement through the slides within his Instagram post.

An outpouring of support later flooded social media from old teammates to longtime rivals and even other members of Boston’s sports teams. Take a look at all of the best reactions to Tom Brady’s retirement below.

 

Patriots Teammates (Dynasty 1.0): 

https://twitter.com/Andruzzi63/status/1488722610858999812?s=20&t=0LEPbntIDWRRqAhv5QouYA

https://twitter.com/koppen67/status/1488547829090074628?s=20&t=0LEPbntIDWRRqAhv5QouYA

https://twitter.com/chatham58/status/1488546186143453187?s=20&t=0LEPbntIDWRRqAhv5QouYA

Patriots Teammates (Dynasty 2.0): 

https://twitter.com/insidetheNFL/status/1488648101254635520?s=20&t=0LEPbntIDWRRqAhv5QouYA

https://twitter.com/BumpNrunGilm0re/status/1488531591366389774?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1488531591366389774%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nfl.com%2Fnews%2Ftom-brady-says-farewell-nfl-community-reacts-to-legendary-qb-officially-announci

Buccaneers Teammates:

https://twitter.com/DevinWhite__40/status/1487513779378298881?s=20&t=YMnAMYVWZ74Irt7wBOd_cQ

https://twitter.com/T_muhneyy10/status/1487534898084814848?s=20&t=YMnAMYVWZ74Irt7wBOd_cQ

https://twitter.com/RSherman_25/status/1487519682923950081?s=20&t=YMnAMYVWZ74Irt7wBOd_cQ

NFL Teams: 

https://twitter.com/Buccaneers/status/1488527450984398857?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1488527450984398857%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nfl.com%2Fnews%2Ftom-brady-says-farewell-nfl-community-reacts-to-legendary-qb-officially-announci

NFL Community: 

https://twitter.com/jalenramsey/status/1488552358829191169?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1488552358829191169%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nfl.com%2Fnews%2Ftom-brady-says-farewell-nfl-community-reacts-to-legendary-qb-officially-announci

https://twitter.com/NFL/status/1488604315220529152?s=20&t=0LEPbntIDWRRqAhv5QouYA

https://twitter.com/Mark_Sanchez/status/1488534216421879816?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1488534216421879816%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nfl.com%2Fnews%2Ftom-brady-says-farewell-nfl-community-reacts-to-legendary-qb-officially-announci

Boston Sports Community: 

https://twitter.com/NHLBruins/status/1488568995888316418?s=20&t=6vRIsASWeiPJqEyPH-hIXQ

https://twitter.com/jaytatum0/status/1487514480430878720?s=20&t=awoyqa5bDBqQUf_KdKO7kw


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