TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Quarterback Tom Brady is retiring from the NFL after an unprecedented career in which he won seven Super Bowls and set numerous passing records

He made the announcement in a long, multi-image post on Instagram (below). Brady has long stated his desire to spend more time with his wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, and three children despite still playing at the top of his game.

The 44-year-old Brady goes out after leading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a Super Bowl title last season and NFC South championship this season.

This follows a report over the weekend he would retire, though he initially said he hadn't made up his mind about his future and the team had not been made aware of his intentions at that time.

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