TOM BRADY: Says “Goodbye to New England”

TOM BRADY: Says “Goodbye to New England”

Tom Brady‘s days as a Patriot are over.

The 42-year-old quarterback has officially said goodbye to New England, where he won six Super Bowl championships. In an open letter posted on social media this morning, Brady — who is a free agent for the first time in his career — wrote that his “football journey will take place elsewhere.”

Brady thanked the Patriots organization and fans saying, “I want to 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.” He added, “I appreciate everything that we have achieved and am grateful for our incredible TEAM accomplishments.”

He finished by saying, “Pats Nation will always be a part of me. I don’t know what my football future holds but it is time for me to open a new stage for my life and career.” (ESPN)

Hot Takes:

  1. Free agency officially opens tomorrow, but Brady might already have a good idea about where he’s going to end up.
  2. Will he try to go to a contender, or just to a team that needs a quarterback?
  3. Whichever team signs him, it will likely only be for a year or two. He’s 42, after all.
  4. This might actually be the end of the Patriots empire. Great news for the rest of the AFC.