1. QB Tom Brady
Safe to say it was a short-lived retirement.
On the eve of the start of the NFL’s fiscal year for 2022 back in March, quarterback Tom Brady – who continues to put up big numbers – ran a reverse. He announced that he would return for his 23rd NFL season and third with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
And who knows? By the time you get around to reading this, and this was originally published in August of 2022, goodness knows who Brady will be throwing passes to going forward.
What a story this performer has written and it continues to be amazing. A sixth-round draft choice (199th overall) from the University of Michigan in 2000, he has made 10 Super Bowl appearances (named the game’s MVP 5 times) and won seven championships with the Patriots (6) and the Buccaneers (1).
No player in NFL annals has thrown for more yards (84,520) and more touchdown passes (624) than the 15-time Pro Bowler and three-time All-Pro. And he comes off a 2021 campaign in which he led the league in passing yardage (5,316) and touchdown tosses (43).
Not surprisingly, Brady owns every major postseason passing record, throwing for 13,049 yards and 86 touchdown passes in 47 outings with the Patriots (41) and Buccaneers (6). Simply put, a legend.