Celebrity News February 01, 2023
Tom Brady Retires from NFL ‘For Good,’ Hours After Talking Future Plans with ‘Extra’
Tom Brady, 45, is officially retiring from the NFL for the second time.
He announced the news Wednesday on Twitter in a video message to fans.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback explained, “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 when I woke up this morning, I figured I’d just press 'record' and let you guys know first.”
He went on to joke, “I won’t be long-winded. You only get one super-emotional retirement essay, and I used mine up last year.”
Truly grateful on this day. Thank you 🙏🏻❤️ pic.twitter.com/j2s2sezvSS— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) February 1, 2023 @TomBrady
The athlete closed with, "I really thank you guys so much, to every single one of you for supporting me, my family, my friends, my teammates, my competitors... thank you for allowing me to live my absolute dream. I wouldn't change a thing. Love you all."
The announcement came just hours after Brady hit the red carpet at the "80 for Brady" premiere in L.A., where he posed with the film's stars Rita Moreno, Sally Field, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda.
"Extra's" Rachel Lindsay caught up with Tom, who opened up about going from the gridiron to the big screen.
She asked, "Will Tom venture more into acting?" He replied, "Sports are kind of predicable, which is really why I liked doing this… The story is obviously based on this amazing experience, but it was really about friendships, relationships and resilience, and overcoming adversity."
Brady went on, "I thought this was a great opportunity to get out of my comfort zone a little bit... We'll see what the future looks like. I'm just taking it day by day."
Lindsay asked which movie genre he would most like to explore. Tom told her, "Oh, man… I love drama. Just a good drama. A lot of depth to it, keeps people curious throughout, 'Usual Suspects,' something like that, something with twists and turns."
Fonda had previously said she got weak in the knees when she met Tom, but does he get nervous around his movie-legend co-stars?
He confessed, "I was entirely nervous walking on set. I was sitting down with Lily and going through our scenes. I mean, it was tough because they make it seem so fluid. I don't even know when they're acting or when they say cut. There were some challenges, but in the end, it was fun. It's just amazing to see everything come to life."
The seven-time Super Bowl champ, who previously played for the New England Patriots, has won more Super Bowls than any other player in NFL history. His final Super Bowl win was in 2021 with the Buccaneers.
Brady previously announced plans to retire in February 2022, but changed his mind and played with the Bucs one more season.
During that season, he went through a very public divorce with wife Gisele Bündchen after more than 10 years of marriage.