It feels like something that would never happen. If you're my age bracket (25-35), then all you have ever known since watching the NFL is Tom Brady playing quarterback in the NFL. Mostly with the New England Patriots, and unfortunately, meant he played the Bills twice a season.

But on January 29th, 2022, that inevitable day finally came.

According to Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington of ESPN, Tom Brady is retiring from the NFL at the age of 44.

Brady was a 7th-round draft pick in 2000, and say his first year behind Drew Bledsoe and Damon Huard in New England. Brady became the starter in 2001 after New York Jets linebacker Mo Lewis injured Bledsoe.

Brady never gave Bledsoe his job back and won the Super Bowl that season against the St. Louis Rams.

Brady went on to play 20 seasons with the Patriots and won six total Super Bowl titles, along with playing in three others, which he nearly won as well.

He finished his career with two seasons in Tampa Bay, which added another Super Bowl ring to his name. Brady won seven Super Bowls, was named to 15 Pro Bowls, and won three league MVP's. He will go down as the greatest quarterback of all-time.

He's passed for more yards than any other quarterback (84,520), and more passing touchdowns than any other quarterback in history (624).

The sad part for me, and anyone else in Buffalo, is that the most accomplished quarterback of all-time played in the same division as the Buffalo Bills. I have a ton of respect for Brady, and he proved the past two seasons that he was the driving force of the Patriots dynasty, but he ruined my childhood in a sense.

The Bills only beat Brady three times in 19 seasons as Patriots starter, and it was tough knowing that it would be chalked up two guaranteed losses for the Bills, especially since they never had a consistent starter from 2000-2017 -- the entire playoff drought.

Bills fans are happy that Brady is now gone and now we wait to see when Bill Belichick finally retires. The best part about it is that Josh Allen is only 25 and we have at least another decade of him controlling the AFC East.

TACKLE THESE: Check Out the Best Uniforms In Each NFL Team's History

LOOK: 50 images of winning moments from sports history

Sometimes images are the best way to honor the figures we've lost. When tragedy swiftly reminds us that sports are far from the most consequential thing in life, we can still look back on an athlete's winning moment that felt larger than life, remaining grateful for their sacrifice on the court and bringing joy to millions.

Read on to explore the full collection of 50 images Stacker compiled showcasing various iconic winning moments in sports history. Covering achievements from a multitude of sports, these images represent stunning personal achievements, team championships, and athletic perseverance.

CHECK IT OUT: 100 sports records and the stories behind them

LOOK: Things from the year you were born that don't exist anymore

The iconic (and at times silly) toys, technologies, and electronics have been usurped since their grand entrance, either by advances in technology or breakthroughs in common sense. See how many things on this list trigger childhood memories—and which ones were here and gone so fast you missed them entirely.

RANKED: Here Are the 63 Smartest Dog Breeds

Does your loyal pup's breed make the list? Read on to see if you'll be bragging to the neighbors about your dog's intellectual prowess the next time you take your fur baby out for a walk. Don't worry: Even if your dog's breed doesn't land on the list, that doesn't mean he's not a good boy--some traits simply can't be measured.

LOOK: Here are the pets banned in each state

Because the regulation of exotic animals is left to states, some organizations, including The Humane Society of the United States, advocate for federal, standardized legislation that would ban owning large cats, bears, primates, and large poisonous snakes as pets.

Read on to see which pets are banned in your home state, as well as across the nation.

LOOK: Best Beers From Every State

To find the best beer in each state and Washington D.C., Stacker analyzed January 2020 data from BeerAdvocate, a website that gathers user scores for beer in real-time. BeerAdvocate makes its determinations by compiling consumer ratings for all 50 states and Washington D.C. and applying a weighted rank to each. The weighted rank pulls the beer toward the list's average based on the number of ratings it has and aims to allow lesser-known beers to increase in rank. Only beers with at least 10 rankings to be considered; we took it a step further to only include beers with at least 100 user rankings in our gallery. Keep reading to find out what the best beer is in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C.

50 Most Popular Chain Restaurants in America

YouGov investigated the most popular dining brands in the country, and Stacker compiled the list to give readers context on the findings. Read on to look through America's vast and divergent variety of restaurants—maybe you'll even find a favorite or two.

More From 106.5 WYRK