Report says Tom Brady, who lost two Super Bowls to Giants but won six others, is retiring – but that’s disputed

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Tom Brady, who is widely considered the greatest quarterback in NFL history, is set to retire after 22 seasons and a record seven Super Bowl wins, ESPN reported Saturday, citing sources.

However, the Associated pressciting their own sources, said that may not be true yet, as the quarterback “hasn’t made a decision” on his future.

The 44-year-old spent 20 seasons with the New England Patriots, winning six Super Bowls, before moving to Tampa Bay and leading the Buccaneers to a Super Bowl championship last season.

The New York Giants have beaten Brady twice in two other Super Bowls. Big Blue stopped Brady and the then-undefeated Patriots in Super Bowl LII, then upset them again four years later in Super Bowl LVI.

The decision comes as a bit of a surprise after Brady led the league in passing touchdowns and passing yards this season and could still potentially win his fourth league MVP trophy.

The Buccaneers tried to convince him to return for another season, but he chose to put his family and his health first, ESPN reported.

In a podcast recorded after Tampa Bay was knocked out of the playoffs by the Los Angeles Rams last weekend, Brady said he was “satisfied” with his career.

“I said this a few years ago, that’s what relationships are all about,” Brady said.

“It’s not always what I want. That’s what we want as a family. And I’m going to spend a lot of time with them and figure out in the future what the next step is.

Brady is a father of three, and he and his wife Gisele Bundchen have built a house together near Miami.

“I’ll know when I know,” Brady said on the podcast. “I think for all of us, you know, we can all chill out a bit. It’s been six consecutive months of football. Every day consumed by football day after day. And I think now is just some time to hang out with my family and hang out with my kids.

Brady’s TB12 company celebrated him in a tweet listing his accomplishments.

“Thank you for everything,” the tweet read.

It’s unclear when he will make an official announcement because he doesn’t want to eclipse Sunday’s conference championship games or the Feb. 13 Super Bowl, ESPN reported.

“I understand the speculation that has been made about Tom’s future,” Brady’s agent Don Yee told ESPN.

“Without going into the accuracy or inaccuracy of what is being reported, Tom will be the only person to express his plans with complete accuracy.”

The Northern California native, who was selected with the 199th pick in the 2000 NFL Draft, is the league’s all-time leader in passing yards, passing touchdowns and quarterback wins -back.

He appeared in a record 10 Super Bowls, winning the game‘s MVP award five times, and his 15 Pro Bowl selections are the most in league history.

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