Quarterback Tom Brady announced Tuesday his retirement from the NFL following 23 seasons between the New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After the fanfare surrounding his initial retirement and then unretirement a year ago, Brady broke the news himself via a short video posted to social media.
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His 2022 season might not have been as impressive as many of those before it, but he still finished the year with a 77.5 PFF grade, which ranked tied for 14th among quarterbacks. His 36 big-time throws ranked fourth in the league.
He retires as a seven-time Super Bowl winner, with five Super Bowl MVP awards and three league MVP awards. And he is certainly going straight into the Hall of Fame as soon as he becomes eligible. Brady ranks first in NFL history in completions (7,753), passing yards (89,214) and passing touchdowns (649).
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Since 2006, when PFF began grading, Brady produced a 98.4 PFF grade, making him the highest-graded quarterback in PFF history. He finished with a top-five season-long PFF grade among quarterbacks 11 times in that span. Over that same time frame, he never produced a PFF passing grade lower than 75.0 across a full season.
*Includes playoffs; PFF grading began in 2006
The highest-graded season of Brady's career came in 2016, when he threw for 4,691 yards with 35 touchdowns and just five interceptions through the playoffs. That season included the most infamous comeback in NFL history, with Brady leading the Patriots back from 28-3 down to beat the Atlanta Falcons in overtime.