The GOAT Retires


Jacob Susong (Junior), Reporter

Greatness- the quality of being great, distinguished, or eminent. A perfect word to describe Tom Brady’s career.  After 22 magical seasons, Tom Brady is finally retiring.  Brady won seven Super Bowl’s in his illustrious career, with ten Super Bowl appearances.  Brady has the most passing yards and touchdowns in NFL history.

“He just knew how to win.  He’s probably the smartest player I’ve ever watched. I can’t believe he’s actually retiring,” said Junior Cayman Huntsman.

Brady’s first 20 seasons were with the New England Patriots.  He won six of his seven Lombardi trophies with the Patriots.  Many people consider his time with the Patriots as the best dynasty in NFL history.

“I swear when he played for the Patriots, they were in the Super Bowl almost every year.  Being a Colts fan, I always hated when we played them in the playoffs.  It felt like we got knocked out by them every year,” said Junior Cayman Huntsman.

In 2020, Brady signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  In his first season with the team, he led them to a Super Bowl, beating Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs.  This cemented Brady as the greatest quarterback of all time.

“I never really thought that there was any doubt that he was the greatest.  If you define greatest by winning, then he’s your guy.  He always figured out a way to get the job done.” Said Junior Aiden Frost.

Many thought that this wouldn’t be Brady’s last year.  He threw for the most passing yards in the league in 2021.  Everything was looking like he would be back and better than ever in 2022.

“I’m really surprised that he actually retired.  I figured that he would want to go out after another Super Bowl win.  It’s crazy that he was still playing that well at 43 years old,” said Junior Michael Strode.