New home: Tom Brady leaving New England to finish NFL career
The Tom Brady era in New England has come to an end.
On Tuesday morning Brady released two statements on social media, saying that he plans to move on from New England and finish his NFL career elsewhere. He did not mention any potential destinations in his comments, but will be welcoming a change of scenery for his final years in the league.
Brady, who has become known as the greatest quarterback to ever play in the NFL, has spent his entire career with the Patriots, dating back to 2000 when he was selected in the sixth round of the draft.
“To all my teammates, coaches, executives and staff, Coach Belichick, RKK and the Kraft family and the entire organization. I want to say thank you for the past twenty years of my life and the daily commitment to winning and creating a winning culture built on great values,” Brady wrote. “I am grateful for all that you have taught me – I have learned from everyone. You all have allowed me to maximize my potential and that is all a player can ever hope for. Everything we have accomplished brings me great joy and the lessons I have learned will carry on with me forever. I couldn’t be the man I am today without the relationships you have allowed me to build with you. I have benefited from all you have given me. I cherished every opportunity I had to be a part of our team, and I love you all for that. Our team has always set a great standard in pro sports and I know it will continue to do just that. Although my football journey will take place elsewhere, I appreciate everything that we have achieved and am grateful for our incredible TEAM accomplishments. I have been privileged to have had the opportunity to know each and everyone of you, and to have the memories we’ve created together.”
Brady is a six-time Super Bowl champion with the Patriots, and a four-time Super Bowl Most Valuable Player. He’s earned 14 Pro Bowl honors and is a three-time league MVP. During his career, he’s thrown for over 74,000 yards and has 541 touchdown passes in his name.
As time winds down on Brady’s career, however, he wants a change of scenery to close out his NFL tenure. There will be plenty of bids to try and lure the 42-year-old quarterback to their franchise.