Tom Brady's life after retirement: What is the legendary QB's life away from the NFL like?
Tom Brady said goodbye to the NFL. Three days after reports of his retirement surfaced, the legendary NFL quarterback has confirmed his farewell after a 22-year career and seven Super Bowl trophies.
At 44, Brady has come full circle after leading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a Super Bowl championship last season and the National Conference South Division title this season.
The future Hall of Famer led the NFL in passing yards (5,316), touchdowns (43), pass completions (485) and attempts (719) in 2021, but the Buccaneers lost to the Los Angeles Rams in the divisional round of the playoffs.
News of Brady’s impending retirement leaked Saturday. Although his family and the Buccaneers denied that he had made a final decision, the QB indicated Monday on his SiriusXM podcast that he was still mulling over the right time to make a decision. The announcement crystallized Tuesday morning.
Brady leaves the sport of his dreams as the all-time leader in air yards (84,520) and touchdowns (624). He is the only player to win the Super Bowl more than five times. No one else has ever been named the MVP of that game five times.
Tom Brady’s life after his retirement from the NFL
Although his post-retirement plans are not yet clear, Brady contemplates getting involved in TB12, his nutrition, health and wellness business. Also in his apparel and NFT businesses.
“I am fortunate to have co-founded amazing companies like Autograph.io, the Brady brand and TB12 Sports that I am excited to continue to help build and grow,” Brady said in his retirement message.
“Exactly what my days will look like will be a work in progress.”
In the latter stages of his career, the QB has been an active investor and businessman in addition to his various sponsorship deals.
Last year, the former Patriots player co-founded Autograph, a digital collectibles site specializing in sports and entertainment NFTs that recently raised $170 million in a funding round led by Silicon Valley investors Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins.