According to the outlet, the Buccaneers organization had been preparing for the loss of its star player for weeks.
Brady played across three decades, racking up the most championship wins by an single player. He also amassed impressive records, like the most passing yards (84,250) and the most touchdown passes (624).
He played for the New England Patriots from 2000-2019, and the Bucs since 2020.
As recently as last week, Brady said on the "Let's Go" podcast, "It's not always what I want. It's what we want as a family. And I'm going to spend a lot of time with them and figure out in the future what's next."
Brady and his wife, supermodel Gisele Bündchen, have been living in Indian Creek, Florida, for the past year.