NFL legend Tom Brady has announced for the second time that he will be retiring.
Speaking on a Twitter video, the quarterback said: “I know the process was a pretty big deal last time, so when I woke up this morning I figured to just press record and let you guys know first.”
“You only get one super emotional retirement essay and I used mine up last year.”
He announced last year he would leave the sport after more than two decades, before joining back up with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for another season.
He added: “Thank you guys so much to every single one of you for supporting me.
“My family, my friends, my teammates, my competitors – I could go on forever, there’s too many.
“Thank you guys for allowing me to live my absolute dream. I wouldn’t change a thing. Love you all.”
Brady, 45, is the sport’s all-time touchdown scorer, with 649, and the player to have passed the most yards (89,214). He is also the only player in NFL history to win more than five Super Bowls.
As a result, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest NFL players of all time.
After leaving the sport, he will join FOX as a pundit, in what is reported to be a deal worth nearly $400 million.
He spent the first 20 years of his professional career at the New England Patriots, before joining Tampa Bay in 2020 – winning his final Super Bowl in his first season there.
Brady split from his wife last year, Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen, with the footballer revealing it was “painful and difficult”.
Just a day before he revealed his retirement, Brady said at a premiere for film 80 For Brady: “That’s what life is about. You got to wake up every day with a purpose.
“And when you find something you love to do, it’s hard to stop.”