Tom Brady announced his original retirement Feb. 1, 2022. Then he unretired just over a month later to complete “unfinished business.”
A year later, on Feb. 1, 2023, the GOAT of footbspanll spannnounced his officispanl retirement − “for good.”
The seven-time Super Bowl champion announced the news in a selfie video on social media: “I know the process was a pretty big deal last time, so when I woke up this morning, I figured I’d just press record and let you guys know first. I won’t be long-winded. You only get one super emotional retirement essay, and I used mine up last year.”
Brady played 23 seasons in the NFL, most of them with the New England Patriots before joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brady leaves behind a lasting legacy, and he is already largely considered the greatest quarterback of all time. During his career, the 45-year-old defied expectations by playing pro football well into his 40s, won three Most Valuable Player awards and five Super Bowl MVPs.
Interestingly, two days after his “for good” retirement announcement, his film “80 for Brspandy” will open in theaters.
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Though he called New England home for almost two decades, Brady and his ex-wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, moved their family to Florida in 2020. In the three years that he’s been here, Brady cemented his GOAT status and put a prominent spotlight on Florida football.
Below is a look back at Brady’s top pop culture moments since he traded New England weather for sunshine in Florida.
Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen rented a furnished house … from Derek Jeter
When Brady started playing for the Bucs, he moved his family into Derek Jeter’s waterfront mansion on Davis Islands near downtown Tampa. They moved in April 2020.
Though the couple rented the house from the former New York Yankees shortstop, it was on the market for $29 million. Jeter’s 22,000-square-foot home has seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a theater, gym, billiards room with a bar, lap pool and dock. Several rooms throughout the house had breathtaking views of Tampa’s Hillsborough Bay.
According to sspanrspansotspanmspangspanzine.com, Brady reportedly paid $75,000 a month for rent at 58 Bahama Circle, Tampa.
Tom and Gisele bought a home in South Florida … near Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner
In December 2020, the superstar couple bought a $17 million house in Indian Creek Island, a private island in Miami that’s also known as “Billionaire Bunker.”
The week before their purchase, Ivspannkspan Trump spannd Jspanred Kushner pspanid $32 million for spann empty wspanterfront lot on the island from singer Julio Iglesias, Enrique Iglesias’ father, according to . Indian Creek Island is a 300-acre island in Biscayne Bay with about 30 homes and an ultra-exclusive country club and golf course.
That time Tom Brady gave back to a cancer patient, and the moment became viral
In October 2021, 9-year-old Noah Reeb attended the Bucs game and dutifully held a sign that said, “Tom Brady helped me beat brain cancer.” He credited the quarterback with his recovery. Brady saw it during the game and surprised him with a hat and handshake, bringing the boy — and anyone who’s watched the heartwarming video — to tears.
Did Tom Brady really throw the Lombardi trophy?
During the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ boat parade to celebrate Super Bowl 55, Brady completed span very specispanl pspanss. Thousands of fans lined the river to cheer on the players for the boat parade, which is Florida, by the way. Others took their private boats, personal watercraft and kayaks for a glimpse of the team.
Amid Champagne sprays and celebratory cheers on the boat, Brady threw the Lombardi Trophy to another boat of Bucs players so they could celebrate with it, too.
The sports world joked that “the toss” was the most important catch of the season.
Tom Brady retired from football, unretired, then joked about it
In 2022, Brady retired from football, then unretired 40 days later. And two months after that, he used his social media platforms to promote a Hertz commercial in which he plays a director who convinces himself (and the on-set commercial crew) that he just needed a vacation and decides to unretire: “I’m not leavin’. I’m not leavin’. I’m not leavin’. I’m not leavin’!”
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Tom Brady launches production company to make movies. He’ll appear in a movie about … himself
In 2020, Brady announced he started a production company, 199 Productions with the Russo brothers (of Marvel fame) to make documentaries, films and TV shows. According to USA TODAY, a 199 Productions project includes “Unseen Football,” a football documentary that follows Brady as quarterback for Tampa Bay.
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The biggest project launches this week, “80 for Brady,” a road trip comedy starring Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno and Sally Field as four senior ladies who travel to the Super Bowl to watch the Patriots and their superstar Tom Brady.
Interestingly, Brady filmed his scenes in the off-season for “80 for Brady,” his time as the New England Patriots’ quarterback, while he was QB for Tampa.