Tom Brady Retirement: History, Stats and Facts About NFL Quarterback

Tom Brady Retirement: History, stats and facts about legendary Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback.
Tom Brady Retirement: History, stats and facts about legendary Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback. / Mike Ehrmann/GettyImages

Considered the greatest quarterback of all time across most NFL circles, legendary QB Tom Brady announced his retirement from football on Saturday, January 29th.

Tom Brady Retired

How Many Seasons Has Tom Brady Played?

Brady announced his retirement after 22 of the most successful NFL seasons in league history. The GOAT made his first NFL appearance during the 2000 season, during a Week 13 game against the Detroit Lions on Nov. 23, 2000. He spent his first 20 seasons with the New England Patriots before the last two in Tampa Bay.

Brady played his last NFL snap on Jan. 23, 2022, during the NFC Divisional Round playoffs against the Los Angeles Rams. Los Angeles defeated Tampa Bay to advance to the NFC Championship Game.

When Was Tom Brady Drafted?

Tom Brady was drafted by the Patriots in the sixth round (No. 199 overall) during the 2000 NFL Draft. He played college football with the Michigan Wolverines.

Tom Brady Super Bowl Titles

Brady won an impressive seven Super Bowl Titles throughout his career. He also made 10 Super Bowl appearances.

  • Super Bowl XXXVI (Feb. 3, 2002): Patriots 20, St. Louis Rams 17
  • Super Bowl XXXVIII (Feb. 1, 2004): Patriots 32, Carolina Panthers 29
  • Super Bowl XXXIX (Feb. 6, 2005): Patriots 24, Philadelphia Eagles 21
  • Super Bowl XLIX (Feb. 1, 2015): Patriots 28, Seattle Seahawks 24
  • Super Bowl LI (Feb. 5, 2017): Patriots 34, Atlanta Falcons 28
  • Super Bowl LIII (Feb. 3, 2019): Patriots 13, Los Angeles Rams 3
  • Super Bowl LV (Feb. 7, 2021: Buccaneers 31, Kansas City Chiefs 9

How Many Playoff Appearances Did Tom Brady Make?

Tom Brady made the playoffs in 19 of his 22 seasons, making an appearance in 47 career playoff games, going 35-12 in those games.

He's completed 1,165 passes during his postseason career for 13,049 yards, 86 touchdowns and and 7 rushing TDs.

Tom Brady Career Stats

After 22 improbable seasons, Brady has compiled the following career stats:

  • 243-72 Record
  • 64.2% Completion Percentage
  • 84,520 Passing Yards
  • 624 TDs to 203 INTs
  • 27 Rushing TDs

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