Tom Brady Retirement Ahead NFL

  • Tom Brady announced his retirement via Twitter on Wednesday.
  • Online sportsbook BetOnline says that the odds of Brady un-retiring again is at +900 and the odds that it’s for good is at -2000.
  • One day before his latest retirement, Brady was the betting favorite to be the 49ers’ starting QB in Week 1 of the 2023 season.

Tom Brady has retired. This time around, he says it’s for good.

The seven-time Super Bowl winner took to social media on Wednesday to announce that he is ending the greatest career in the history of the NFL.

Added Brady in his Twitter video:

“I know the process was a pretty big deal last time, so when I woke up this morning, I figured I’d just press record and let you guys know first. I won’t be long-winded. You only get one super emotional retirement essay, and I used mine up last year, so really thank you guys so much to every single one of you for supporting me.”

Interestingly, Brady also announced his retirement, one year ago on February 1, 2022. He unretired 40 days later. This time around, he says it’s for good and the oddsmakers agree

According to online sportsbook BetOnline, the odds of Brady un-retiring this time is at +900 while the odds that he stays retired for good is at -2000.

Brady Was Linked to the 49ers One Day Earlier

The same online sportsbook opened the betting lines for the “49ers starting QB Week 1” market one day earlier.

On Tuesday night, Brady was listed as the +140 betting favorite to be San Francisco’s Week 1 starter following news that Brock Purdy would miss at least six months due to injury. The 49ers won’t have starter Trey Lance back until after the start of the OTAs while his backup Jimmy Garoppolo is an unrestricted free agent.

From +150 on Tuesday night, Lance is now the -150 to be the Niners’ QB1 in Week 1 next season while Purdy moved up from +600 to +300 as the second favorite and Garoppolo is now at +700. Interestingly, BetOnline is still leaving the door open for Brady as he is still currently at +1200 in the current 49ers’ QB1 betting board.

Before he was linked to the 49ers’ Brady, was also the +240 betting favorite to become the Las Vegas Raiders’ starting quarterback if the team decides to move forward from Derek Carr next season. After Brady’s announcement on Wednesday, Jarrett Stidham is the new favorite in the “if not Carr” market at +150.

Interestingly once again, Tom Brady is still listed at +2800 in the Raiders’ QB1 odds board. Brady is also still a longshot +3300 to be the New York Jets starter next season at the same online betting site even after announcing his retirement.

Hall of Fame Career in Three Separate Decades

But if this is the end of Tom Brady’s career, it would mean that the earliest he could be eligible to be inducted into the Hall of Fame would be in 2028. In Brady’s case, however, it’s not even a question of when. His career was so great that you could argue that if it were divided into three, Brady would have three different Hall of Fame careers.

During his 20’s, Tom Brady won 3 Super Bowls while passing for 21,564 yards with 147 passing touchdowns. In his 30’s Brady passed for 40,018 yards with 309 passing TDs and 2 Super Bowl rings.

After he turned 40, Brady won as many Super Bowl titles as he did when he was in his 30s and threw more passing yards at 27,632 and passing TDs at 193 than he did when he was in his 20s.

In 23 NFL seasons played, Brady finishes his career as No. 1 in:

  1. All-time passing yards.
  2. Passing touchdowns.
  3. Playoff passing yards.
  4. Playoff passing touchdowns.
  5. Playoff wins.
  6. Super Bowl wins.

The records are just the tip of the iceberg.

Brady has more total wins (286) than the Baltimore Ravens (259), Carolina Panthers (221), Jacksonville Jaguars (197), and Houston Texans (146).

His 35 playoff victories are more than double Joe Montana’s 16 and Peyton Manning’s 14. It’s even more than the Philadelphia Eagles franchise’s total of 25 playoff wins.

Brady Has Won 1/8 of All Super Bowls in History

But perhaps the most incredible stat of Tom Brady’s unbelievable NFL career is that he has won ⅛ of all the Super Bowls in history. Brady’s 7 total Super Bowl wins aren’t just the most by any player in NFL history, it’s more than what the winningest NFL franchises have.

The New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers each have won six Super Bowl titles, and yet Brady has one more than each of them. Brady also has two more Super Bowl rings than the entire San Francisco 49ers franchise. Considering there are still 12 current NFL teams without a Super Bowl title, having seven is out of this world.

Brady’s Super Bowl odds are also as impressive as his statistics. Brady’s team had preseason Super Bowl odds of +600 after winning the title in 2003. They won back-to-back Super Bowls that year.

In 2020 when he won his final Super Bowl ring with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, his team’s opening Super Bowl odds were at +1000. Entering this season, his 23rd in the NFL, the 45-year-old Brady’s team opened with +750 odds to win it all.

Brady also finished his career with a 213-157-11 ATS record or 58% cover. When pegged as an underdog, Brady was even more impressive at 51-13 ATS or an 80% cover. They say that good quarterbacks win and great QBs cover. The GOAT, however, does both.

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Shane turned a childhood love of the NBA into a successful writing career as he’s been covering basketball and other sports online since high school. Acedera branched out into sports betting over a decade ago and has been a reliable contributor to TheSportsGeek for the last five years. Shane loves to talk sports whether it’s with other enthusiasts or with his wife and three dogs.

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