Derek Jeter Shares Message for Tom Brady After Retirement
Tom Brady shocked the sports world on Wednesday by announcing his retirement from the NFL (again). The news sparked another outpouring of respect and appreciation for the seven-time Super Bowl champ, who is widely considered the greatest football player ever.
Legends from other sports chimed in as well, including New York Yankees great Derek Jeter.
The Hall of Famer congratulated Brady on an "unbelievable career" via Twitter, adding that Brady was "fun to watch."
Brady and Jeter are synonymous with each other as two of the winningest players in recent memory. Brady took his teams to 10 Super Bowls, winning seven. Jeter didn't win quite as many rings but came close, helping the Yankees win five World Series in seven trips. Both were known for coming up big in the clutch and playing well under pressure, especially in the intense atmospheres of Boston and New York.
More than that, both men were respected leaders who represented their teams with dignity and grace. They were intense competitors on the field and classy off the field, setting a great example for their teammates as well as young fans.
Their paths have crossed several times throughout the years, most notably when Brady briefly rented Jeter's Tampa-area mansion after joining the Buccaneers in 2020. It was a fitting pit stop for Brady, who in many ways was the Jeter of the NFL.