Tom Brady makes NFL retirement vow after Bucs win Super Bowl but refuses Patriots question

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Tom Brady won the Super Bowl for the seventh time – and was named Super Bowl MVP for the fifth time in doing so – with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ triumph on home soil and declared afterwards: “We’re coming back.”

Brady threw for 201 yards and completed three passing touchdowns, two to Rob Gronkowski and another to Antonio Brown, all of which came in the first half.

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Leonard Fournette then ran the ball 27 yards into the Kansas City Chiefs’ end zone in what proved to be the decisive score.

Victory over Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, the winners of the 2020 Super Bowl, means Brady, 43, breaks his own record as the oldest ever QB to win the big game.

He is only the second QB ever after Peyton Manning to win the Super Bowl with multiple franchises and said upon raising the Vince Lombardi Trophy yet again: “How bout that?!”

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The No 12 added: “I’m so proud of all these guys out here, everything we dealt with this year. We had a rough month in November but BA [Chiefs coach Bruce Arians] had all the confidence in us.

“The team had a lot of confidence. We came together at the right time. I think we knew this was going to happen guys, didn’t we? We ended up playing our best game of the year.”

Asked if this was his finest achievement yet after leaving the New England Patriots dynasty at the end of last year, having won all of his previous six Super Bowls under Bill Belichick, Brady refused to compare his victories.

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“I’m not making any comparisons,” he said. “Being down here and experiencing it with this group of guys, every year, is amazing.

“This team is world champions forever. You can’t take it away from us. So thank you guys, thank you all.”

Brady added after his 21st NFL season: “They [my kids] starting off about this big and now look at them!

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“We’re trying to stop the little clock right now but it’ll be nice to celebrate with them too.”

Asked if there’s more to come from him on the football field, No 12 continued: “Yeah. We’re coming back. You already know that.”

Brady’s comments were met with huge cheers inside the Raymond James Stadium, Tampa Bay’s home arena.

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The legendary QB is already under contract for the 2022 season having penned a two-year $50million deal when he signed up with the Buccaneers.

The New England Patriots meanhile paid tribute in classy style after witnessing their former pivot add to his future Hall of Fame haul. 

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They tweeted: “Congratulations to the greatest of all time.”

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New England also joked: “And Gronk, be careful with that trophy…”

Tight end Gronkowski famously dented the trophy after his Super Bowl 53 triumph with the Patriots over the Los Angeles Rams, hitting a baseball with it.

The Patriots had been invited to throw out the first pitch at the Boston Red Sox’s opening home game of the season at Fenway Park and Gronkowski swung the Lombardi at the ball, which left a mark.

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Tampa Bay meanwhile tweeted after their triumph: “One team. One cause. Mission complete.”

The franchise had only previous won the Super Bowl once in 2003 when they defeated the Oakland Raiders 48-21.



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