On February 2, 2022 Tom Brady announced his retirement from the game of football.
Just over a month later, Brady decided he wasn’t done with the game and announced his comeback for the 2022 season. Then, a year to the day after his first retirement, Brady retired from the game again.
He made it clear this time he meant it, but fans were still skeptical. Well, on Friday afternoon, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Brady filed official paperwork with the NFL and NFLPA reconfirming his retirement.
The football world flocked to social media to react to the news. Former NFL player Geoff Schwartz revealed the retirement letter isn’t needed.
“Fun fact. You don’t have to file a retirement letter. I got retired with a letter (and severance check) congratulating me on the career one year after I was last on a roster,” he said.
Nearly everyone else took to the comments section to make the same joke.
“Hope they consider him in 2028,” one fan said about the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
“Has a slight chance of getting in,” added another.
The 2023 NFL season will be a little different without Brady taking the field.