Tom Brady

After Tom Brady officially announced his retirement — for good this timereactions have poured in from those he’s played with, had an impact on or even some who are near and dear to him, like his father, Tom Brady, Sr.

While the now-former New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback appears to be at peace with his decision, and so does his father.

Reached by phone by Ben Violin of The Boston Globe on Wednesday, Brady Sr. revealed that his son told him about his retirement plans about a week ago.

“We’re not shocked by any means,” Brady Sr. said. “He has played football for 32 years out of his 45, living his dream for three-fourths of his life. It’s been a wonderful ride. He’s very secure in his decision. It’s about time.”

This has been a hard year,” Brady Sr. added.  “I’m really happy for Tommy from the standpoint that he’s going to be able to spend more time with his kids. He’s going out on his own terms, and he’s in good health. He’s taken a lot of hits over the years — a lot of sacks, a lot of knockdowns. I am thrilled that he won’t get knocked down again.”

Tom Brady retired as arguably the greatest quarterback in NFL history. Brady won seven Super Bowl championships, six with the Patriots, and one last one with the Bucs in 2020.

[The Boston Globe]

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