Feb 2, 2023
Tom Brady Announces Retirement Again Transcript
The 45-year-old quarterback told fans on social media that he’s ending his 23-year NFL career. Read the transcript here.
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David Muir (00:00):
Finally tonight here, Tom Brady retiring for real. Here’s Victor Oquendo.
Victor Oquendo (00:06):
Today, exactly one year to the day after announcing his first retirement, tonight Tom Brady says his playing days are over. This time for real.
Tom Brady (00:14):
I’ll get to the point right away. I’m retiring for good.
Victor Oquendo (00:20):
The 45-year-old revealing his decision on social media with a little humor.
Tom Brady (00:24):
It won’t be long-winded. You only get one super emotional retirement essay, and I used mine up last year.
Victor Oquendo (00:31):
A 23-year NFL career that included 10 Super Bowl appearances, winning seven of them.
Speaker 4 (00:37):
Tom Brady is the Super Bowl champion again.
Victor Oquendo (00:41):
His decision comes after a trying year. He did lead his team to the playoffs, but it was after an up-and-down year for Tampa Bay and there was his high-profile breakup, divorcing his wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen. Tonight, Gisele writing, “Wishing you only wonderful things in this new chapter of your life.” Patrick Mahomes, among the many responding tonight simply with the emoji signaling Brady is, without a doubt, the greatest of all time. Tonight that great saying goodbye.
Tom Brady (01:10):
Thank you guys for allowing me to live my absolute dream. I wouldn’t change a thing. Love you all.
Victor Oquendo (01:19):
So what’s next for Tom Brady? He’s set to join Fox Sports as an analyst with a contract going 10 years for $375 million. David?
David Muir (01:28):
See, he wins again. All right, Victor, thanks so much. He was incredible.