Tom Brady may have spent the bulk of his heralded career in New England, but he made Bucs fans pretty happy for his final three seasons in the league.
John Romano | The NFL’s most successful quarterback walks away from Tampa Bay with his legacy intact and with cheers still echoing down Dale Mabry.
The future Hall of Famer, who said he wouldn’t be rushed into a decision this year, posts a short video message on social media saying goodbye.
Who caught Brady’s last completion? His last interception? We’ve chronicled them all here.
The 45-year-old quarterback retired again, this time “for good,” on Wednesday morning.


  1. Tom Brady may have spent the bulk of his heralded career in New England, but he made Bucs fans pretty happy for his final three seasons in the league.
  2. Tom Brady played the last game of his 23-season NFL career on Jan. 16, when the Bucs fell to the Cowboys, 31-14 in an NFC wild-card game at Raymond James Stadium.
  3. Tom Brady won seven Super Bowls, including one with the Bucs, and made 10 appearances in the NFL's championship game over 23 NFL seasons.
  4. Tom Brady, 45, announced his NFL retirement Wednesday morning via social media. The last three of his 23 NFL seasons were played in Tampa.
  5. Quarterback Tom Brady raises his cap toward fans and jogs to the locker room after the Bucs were defeated by the Cowboys at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 16.
  6. The Denver Broncos have agreed to a deal with the New Orleans Saints that will make Sean Payton their head coach, a person with knowledge of the accord told the Associated Press.
  7. Tampa Bay Bandits coach Steve Spurrier, pictured here with quarterback (and Robinson High alumnus) John Reaves, led the team during its three seasons (1983-85) in the original United States Football League.
  8. Brock Purdy leaves the field following the San Francisco 49ers' loss to the Eagles in the NFC Championship Game Sunday in Philadelphia.
  9. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes passes under pressure from the Bengals' Sam Hubbard during the second half of the AFC title game.
  10. Eagles LB Haason Reddick forces a fumble by 49ers QB Brock Purdy during the first quarter. Purdy would leave the game due to injury on the play.
  11. Tom Brady talked with the Dolphins last season about possibly playing in Miami, but the Dolphins seem content with quarterback Tua Tagovailoa for now.
  12. Todd Monken was the play-caller for a Georgia program that won the past two College Football Playoff national championship games.
  13. Before he quarterbacked the 49ers past Tom Brady and into the NFC Championship Game, Brock Purdy, right, played for USF's new pass game coordinator.
  14. Then-Bucs quarterbacks coach Clyde Christensen, left, talks with quarterback Tom Brady during training camp in July at AdventHealth Training Center in Tampa.
  15. Bucs wide receiver Chris Godwin returned from two torn knee ligaments to make a career-high 104 catches for 1,023 yards and three touchdowns this season.
  16. Florida offensive lineman O'Cyrus Torrence (54) celebrates a near-touchdown during the Gators' season opener against Utah. Torrence, a Louisiana transfer, evolved into a first-team All-American in 2022.
  17. Former Florida Gators quarterback Anthony Richardson is a top-10 pick in ESPN analyst Mel Kiper's mock draft.
  18. Former Bucs receiver Keenan McCardell is among at least three candidates set to interview for Tampa Bay's vacant offensive coordinator job.
  19. Tom Brady isn't thinking much about football or his future these days, so don't expect him to rush to a decision about his playing status for next season.
  20. San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey (23) celebrates after scoring a touchdown with quarterback Brock Purdy during the second half of Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys in Santa Clara, California.
  21. Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) passes against the Buffalo Bills during the second quarter of Sunday's game in Orchard Park, New York.
  22. A mural by artist Adam Zyglis of Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin covers the outside of a building in Buffalo, New York, in this Jan. 18 photo.
  23. Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) works under pressure by Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Arden Key (49) during the first half of Saturday's game in Kansas City, Missouri.
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