Social media reacts to the news that Tom Brady plans to retire

What led to Brady's retirement after 22 seasons in the NFL (2:00)

Adam Schefter breaks down Tom Brady's decision to retire after his 22nd season. (2:00)

They've always said you should never count out Touchdown Tom, so it's hard to believe the time is finally here.

After 22 seasons and a historic seven Super Bowl rings with the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tom Brady officially announced his retirement Tuesday morning.

The 44-year-old quarterback ends a legendary career that spanned three different decades on the path from Foxborough to Tampa to Canton. His list of accomplishments is long, and it includes collecting the most championship wins by a single player in NFL history. And don't forget his career records of most touchdown passes (624) and most passing yards (84,250).

Upon hearing the news, athletes across the globe took to social media to congratulate the GOAT on his storied career.

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