Tom Brady, overcome with emotion, announces the unavoidable.

Tom Brady, the most successful quarterback in NFL history, announced his retirement from the sport he has dominated for years on Wednesday.

“I know the procedure was a pretty big deal last time, so when I woke up this morning, I figured I’d just push record and let you guys know first,” Brady said in a video posted on Twitter.

“I won’t ramble on for too long. You only get one extremely emotional retirement essay, and I used mine last year, so I’d like to thank everyone for their help.”