Time-lapse video shows just how long Tom Brady played in the NFL

This time-lapse video shows NFL fans just how long Tom Brady played in the league for.

In an unforgettable career spanning 22 NFL seasons, check out this time-lapse video the SportsCenter Twitter account put together to honor Tom Brady riding off into the sunset.

Brady was the No. 199 overall pick in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft out of the University of Michigan. The former fourth-string quarterback won the first six Super Bowls in New England Patriots franchise history. After 20 years in Foxborough, Brady left them to play two more seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, winning his seventh Super Bowl in his first year there.

This video shows a bright-eyed 22 year old evolving into a seven-time champion at 44 years old.

Check out this time-lapse video of Tom Brady throughout the years

It is not every day the greatest quarterback in football history decides to call it a career. While the news of him potentially going in this direction broke last week, it was never going to be official until it came out of The GOAT’s mouth. Brady will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the Class of 2027 on the first ballot. Football will never see a quarterback as dominant as he was.

What Brady best epitomized in his illustrious career was excellence. During his 20-year run in New England, he sacrificed so much for the betterment of the team. Love him or hate him, he made all fans of the sport better for it. Without debate, Brady gave his all to the sport that he loved. He should look back on a career that inspired so many to stop with their excuses and go do their job.

Undoubtedly, Brady left football in a far better position than he found it many decades ago.