Chicago (USA), September 3 (EFE) – For the first time in 23 years, the NFL will start a new season without legendary quarterback Tom Brady.The best the sport has ever seen
Patrick Mahomes, Jalen Hurts, Joe Burrow, Josh Allen or Dak Prescott are named the “year post-Brady” quarterbacks.
After reconsidering retirement in 2022 and playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last year, Brady announced his farewell to football last February after leading the team to a first-round playoff exit.
Brady, 46, is bidding farewell to football after a storied career that saw him win seven Super Bowls, six with the New England Patriots and one with the Buccaneers.
The man drafted 199th overall in the 2000 draft has stepped away from the spotlight to become an absolute icon of the game, a paragon of leadership and one of the most coveted figures for brands and television networks.
In fact, before bidding farewell to football officials, Brady signed a record-breaking contract with Fox TV to commentate on NFL games for ten years starting in 2024 at a cost of $375 million.
The NFL will miss his presence on the field, leading a stellar dynasty with Bill Belichik with the New England Patriots in his first season away from home in Tampa Bay. He thus established himself as the natural victor. 2021 Champion.
Among his illustrious trophy cabinet, in addition to seven Vince Lombardi Trophies, he has been selected to fifteen Pro Bowls, five Super Bowl MVP titles (2001, 2003, 2014, 2016, 2020 years) and three NFL MVP titles (2007, 2010, 2017).
He posted a short video on social networks to announce his retirement: “I will get to the point right away. I will retire forever. Thank you very much for supporting me, my family, my friends, teammates, my competitors, I can Keep going forever. So many people. Thank you for allowing me to live my absolute dream.”
He retired as a man with the Midas touch. In fact, shortly after his announcement, an amateur sold a jar of sand from where he recorded his message on the “Ebay” platform for nearly $100,000.
From Mahomes to Hurts and Cave, now and into the future
The NFL has lost a true ambassador on the field, but there is still plenty of talent at the quarterback position in the North American league, with young players of character who have proven to be ready to become figures in the sport.
Considered Brady’s natural heir is 27-year-old Mahomes, who led the NFL champion Kansas City Chiefs in this year’s Super Bowl.
A two-time NFL champion, he has led the Chiefs into the final game of the season in three of the past four years.
Mahomes, who beat Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts in the last Super Bowl, has bolstered the team’s ambitions with talent and is looking for more.
Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals’ ‘brains’ in 2022 Super Bowl loss to Los Angeles Rams; Buffalo Bills )’s Josh Allen; Dak Prescott, who is responsible for ending the Dallas Cowboys’ championship drought; and Tua Tagovailoa of the Miami Dolphins The new season also monopolizes the spotlight, without Brady on the court for the first time.
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