The entire city of Boston is devastated. Tom Brady, who has spent his entire NFL career with the New England Patriots, announced that he’s leaving the team!
“I wanted to say thank you to all the incredible fans and Patriot supporters,” wrote Tom Brady at the start of the message that shattered the heart of everyone in Boston.
6 Super Bowl Champions
The 42-year-old NFL quarterback, who brought six Super Bowl championships to Massachusetts, announced on Mar. 17 that after twenty seasons with the New England Patriots, it was time to move on.
“[Massachusetts] has been my home for twenty years. It has truly been the happiest two decades I could have envisioned in my life, and I have nothing but love and gratitude for my time in New England. The support has been overwhelming – I wish every player could experience it.”
“My children were born and raised here,” continued Tom, referencing the two children he has with his wife Gisele Bundchen — Benjamin, 10, and Vivian, 7 – and Jack Brady, 12, his son with Bridget Moynahan. “You always embraced this California kid as your own. I love your commitment and loyalty to your teams, and winning for our city means more than you will ever know. I can’t thank you enough for the support of our team. The packed training camps and sold-out stadiums and mostly the victory parades. I have been so blessed to share them with you all.”
“I tried to represent us always in the best and most honorable way,” added Tom, in a line that seemed to intentionally troll his “Deflate-Gate” accusers, “and I fought hard with my teammates to help bring victory and triumph even in the most dire situations. You opened your heart to me, and I opened my heart to you. And 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. I thank you from the bottom of my heart, and I will always love you and what we have shared – a lifetime full of fun memories.”
But what is next? By saying he didn’t know “what my football future holds,” it appears that retirement isn’t off the table. However, Tom has repeatedly said that he wants to play football until he’s 45, and a source stated that for his last contract, he wanted to get paid “at least $30 million a year.
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