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Tom Brady is set to announce his retirement from the NFL according to reports in America.
Brady is regarded as one of the greatest players in American football history and has won seven Super Bowl titles, six with the New England Patriots and one with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The quarterback has also been named Super Bowl MVP five times in his illustrious career.
ESPN's Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington tweeted on Saturday night that Brady's made the decision to step away after 22 extraordinary seasons.
Brady's last Super Bowl win came in 2021 and he hoped to add an eighth ring to his collection this season.
However, the Buccaneers suffered a dramatic last minute defeat to the Los Angeles Rams on January 23 to bring their season to an end.
Brady has often said he wanted to keep playing until he was 45-years-old, which he'll turn in August.
Sources have told ESPN that Brady's health has factored into his decision as well as his family.
"My wife is my biggest supporter," Brady recently explained on the 'Let's Go!' podcast.
"It pains her to see me get hit out there, and she deserves what she needs from me as a husband and my kids deserve what they need from me as a dad.
"I'm gonna spend some time with them and give them what they need, because they've really been giving me what I need the last six months — to do what I need to do and I said this a few years ago.
"It's what relationships are all about. It's not always about what I want. It's about what we want as a family. And I'm gonna spend a lot of time with them and figure out in the future what's next.
"I'll know when I know. I think for all of us, you know, we can all decompress a bit."
The Buccaneers were hoping to convince Brady to stay on another season but accept it'll be nigh on impossible at this point and 'all signs' point to retirement.
This season's Super Bowl will feature the Kansas City Chiefs or Cincinnati Bengals from the AFC and the Rams or San Fransisco 49ers from the NFC.
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