Tom Brady finally ended the suspense yesterday (March 17th), announcing that he’s leaving the New England Patriots after two decades and six Super Bowl titles. Multiple reports said the 42-year-old quarterback is expected to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Brady broke the news with a social media post that said, “my football journey will take place elsewhere,” stating, “I don’t know what my football future holds, but it is time for me to open a new stage for my life and my career.” He also thanked the Patriots and their fans, declaring, “FOREVER A PATRIOT.”
FOREVER A PATRIOT pic.twitter.com/QSBOJBs4uy
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) March 17, 2020
Team owner Robert Kraft said later, “While sad today, the overwhelming feeling I have is appreciation for his countless contributions to our team and community,” and coach Bill Belichick said, “It has been a privilege to coach Tom Brady for 20 years.” The most successful quarterback in league history, Brady is a three-time league MVP and a four-time Super Bowl MVP.
The Patriots honored their most celebrated player of all time with a video dedicated to Brady on their Twitter page…
A lifetime of memories.
Thank you, Tom. pic.twitter.com/exQPrweT5h
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) March 17, 2020