Tom Brady who is considered the best player in the history of the NFL, said this Sunday that he will forever pay loyalty to the New England Patriots, which he spent two decades and who paid tribute to him this Sunday.
“What will not change in my whole life, regardless of what comes, is that I will be a proud ‘Patriot’ for life. They are 20 wonderful years in this city, nothing more better place to be than this inauguration of the campaign,” said Brady, who won six Super Bowls with the team.
The former quarterback was honored in one game week of the 2023 NFL season between the New England Patriots and the National Conference (NFC) champions, the Philadelphia Eagles.
What will never change in my life, no matter what happens, is that I will be a proud ‘Patriot’ for life.
The appearance of Brady, 46, happened after a countdown planned by newly released screen at Gillette Stadium from Foxborough, Massachusetts, is the tallest in the league with a wingspan of 113 meters by 18 meters in height.
When the clock goes out Brady is shown atop the emblematic 66-metre lighthouse that crowns the stands in the north of the stadium, a bell rang to announce the start of the duel.
The former marshal, who He retired in February thanked the ovation given to him by the nearly 66,000 fans gathered at the venue who did not stop their screams despite the continuous rain.
Tom, there are not enough words to express how much we want to thank you. We hope to do so now and at the ceremony where you will enter the Hall of Fame in the future to confirm yourself as the greatest of all time.
Robert Kraft, owner of the Patriots
At half-time, Brady hopped onto the field wearing the number 12 jersey he wore for two decades with the team. He was met by Patriots owner Robert Kraft.
“Tom, there are not enough words to express how much we want to thank you. We hope to do so today and at the ceremony where you enter the Hall of Fame in the future to confirm you as the greatest of all time . Thank you for everything,” emphasized Kraft. .
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Tom Brady played his final season in New England in 2019. He came to the ‘Pats’ for the 2000 season drafted with the 199th pick in the sixth round of the Draft that year.
Led team to win Super Bowls XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIX, LI, LIII and LV. In five of the six championships he was named Super Bowl Most Valuable Player.
With one born in San Mateo, California, The Patriots also collected nine American Conference (AFC) crowns, 17 division titles, 30 games won in the playoffs out of 41 and 219 victories in the regular season..
After leaving New England, Brady played three more seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team where he won a seventh Super Bowl ring.