New York Giants legend Eli Manning took to Twitter to congratulate Tom Brady on his retirement from the NFL. He tweeted a video message for the GOAT Tuesday afternoon.
Congrats on your retirement Tom. pic.twitter.com/uXvRMO1BhE
— Eli Manning (@EliManning) February 1, 2022
He began the video by congratulating Brady on an “unbelievable NFL career,” then began highlighting his accomplishments.
“22 years, seven Super Bowls, multiple MVPs. I mean really no one did it better than you during your time, and so it was an honor and privilege just to watch you compete, watch you play, and to do it at such a high level for so long. In your 22nd year, you were playing as good as you ever were,” the former Giants star said.
Manning added that he watched Brady win a Super Bowl while he was in college, watched him win a few during his time with the Giants, and even watched Brady win one after he had retired.
He ended the video with a lighthearted joke about his own two Super Bowl Championships, which he won against Brady and the New England Patriots in 2008 and 2012.
“Good luck in retirement, congratulations on an unbelievable career, and I appreciate your generosity in at least sharing a few of those Super Bowls with me,” Manning said. The former Giants quarterback is only one of two quarterbacks to ever beat Brady in the Super Bowl, the other being Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles in 2018.