Tom Brady considers potential plans for after he retires from the National Football League—for good this time.
- Football star Tom Brady announced that he is officially retiring from the NFL after 23 seasons.
- Brady says this time he will be stopping for good after he announced retirement last year before making a surprise comeback for the season.
- He has earned more than $332 million from 23 seasons in the NFL and won seven Super Bowl titles, but he says he is ready to retire.
- Although he hasn’t discussed exact post-retirement plans, Brady has plenty of business investments and sports analyst offers to keep him busy.
Why it’s news
Football superstar Tom Brady has announced his official retirement from the NFL after 23 years.
Brady announced his retirement last year before making a surprise comeback for the 2022 season, but the NFL star says he is ready to be done for good.
“I’ll get to the point right away. I’m retiring—for good,” he says in a video posted to Twitter.
He has earned more than $332 million from 23 seasons in the NFL and won seven Super Bowl titles, and is now ready to take the next steps. Although he hasn’t outlined what those steps are yet, there has been much speculation about where his career will take him next.
When Brady announced his retirement for the first time, he said he would go on to focus on his own companies—sports NFT site Autograph.io, Brady brand, and TB12 Sports.
Fox CEO Lachlan Murdoch also announced last year that Brady would join Fox Sports as an analyst once he finished his football career. The deal is valued at $375 million over ten years, making it the largest contract in sportscasting history, according to The New York Post.
Brady also has a number of different investments, including charity fund-raising platform Omaze Inc., card-trading service Alt and online learning tool Class Technologies Inc.
He has not clarified his exact next steps, but if it reflects his football career, we can expect great things in the future.