Tom Brady has ended his illustrious professional career in the National Football League (NFL) for the second time. “Hey guys, I want to get straight to the point. I’m quitting,” said the most successful footballer in history in a nearly one-minute video on Twitter on Wednesday. He thanked him for being able to live his absolute dream. Then his voice caught. A good two weeks ago, Brady was eliminated in the playoffs by the 14:31 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers against the Dallas Cowboys.

After leaving last season, Brady had already declared his incomparable career with a total of seven victories in the Super Bowl over. 40 days later, the now 45-year-old athlete changed his mind and decided to play for the Buccaneers for another year. Now he stressed that his decision was final.

After a total of 23 years in the best football league in the world, it should be over. “I know it was a pretty big deal last time,” Brady said. He had obviously found a spot on the beach for his video message, and there was a strong wind in the background.

US media had recently speculated about the end of his career, but a change to another team also seemed possible. He is now denied the hoped-for eighth triumph in the Super Bowl, but his seven rings for six wins with the New England Patriots and one with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in February 2021 are already a record and will remain so for years to come – no one else active professional in the NFL has more than three titles.