Tom Brady will be leaving the New England Patriots, he announced on Tuesday, and there has been plenty of reaction to the news about the six-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback departing the team that drafted him No. 199 overall in the sixth round in 2000.
Brady, 42, has not yet made a decision on where he will play and is exploring his options, a league source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
"Although my football journey will take place elsewhere, I appreciate everything that we have achieved and am grateful for our incredible TEAM accomplishments," he wrote.
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Here's a look at what current and former NFL players are saying about Brady's departure and ideas on the next team he might suit up for.
Family. pic.twitter.com/S2HsXJnEvn— Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) March 17, 2020
Practice against Tom Brady everyday was like playing on the 92' Dream Team. He brought that much intensity to the practice field. Which ever team he lands I'm sure he will continue his legacy of playing a great brand of football. #TB12 pic.twitter.com/Y6tKUOapIk— Darrelle Revis (@Revis24) March 17, 2020
I know where Brady really wants to play 😉— Michael Thomas (@Cantguardmike) March 17, 2020
20 years in one organization is a great run. Wonder where he lands next 🤔💭 #TB12— Bilal Powell (@bilalpowell29) March 17, 2020
My sentiments exactly https://t.co/MGY33tjYYJ— Brandon Marshall (@BMarshh) March 17, 2020
I guess all good things to truly come to an end! What an era for TB12 in New England! You can only grow but so much in the same soil👊🏾— D-Ware (@DeMarcusWare) March 17, 2020
What if there's ANOTHER team in the mix for Tom Brady but is doing it very QUIETLY 🤫? Hmmmmmmm— Harry Douglas (@HDouglas83) March 17, 2020
And trade for Levon bell 🤷🏻♂️ https://t.co/atITGZ53d0— Michael Campanaro (@MikeCamp_12) March 17, 2020
I'd pry go to Tampa and play for BA https://t.co/sm7migFbFl— danny woodhead (@danny__woodhead) March 17, 2020
Brady to Chargers— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) March 17, 2020
Bill Belichick meant every word but he also knows you don't give a man like Tom Brady any extra motivation ⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️ #Boltup— Eddie Royal (@EddieRoyalWR) March 17, 2020
After 20 years with one team, there's plenty to look back on during Brady's career, from Super Bowl rings to NFL records to his last play as a Patriot.
Tom Brady in 20 seasons with the Patriots:— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 17, 2020
▪️6X Super Bowl winner
▪️4X Super Bowl MVP
▪️9 Super Bowl appearances
▪️17 AFC East titles
▪️14X Pro Bowl
▪️5X All Pro
▪️3X NFL MVP
▪️2nd all-time in passing yards and passing TD
▪️Won 77% of games he started
Greatest to ever do it.
Robert Kraft to ESPN: "Tommy initiated contact last night & came over. We had a positive, respectful discussion. It's not the way I want it to end, but I want him to do what is in his best personal interest. After 20 years with us, he has earned that right. I love him like a son"— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) March 17, 2020
Tom Brady's last pass as a New England Patriot.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 17, 2020
Despite today's proclamation that he would not be returning to New England, Tom Brady has not made a decision on where he will play next season and he will be exploring his options, per a league source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2020
For months, Tom Brady has been plotting his departure from New England. But to announce it on St. Patrick's Day when every bar in Boston is closed? Ice cold.— Don Van Natta Jr. (@DVNJr) March 17, 2020
I'm talking to sources with both the Bucs and Chargers and they continue to tell me they have no idea what Tom Brady is going to do. These two teams are watching Tom Brady slow play this with the rest of us.— Dianna (@diannaESPN) March 17, 2020
I love what Tom Brady is doing with his free agency, "I don't know where I'm playing but I know where I'm NOT playing."— Jacoby (@djacoby) March 17, 2020
He should eliminate one team everyday like The Bachelor.
Brady's decision sparked comedian, actor and impressionist Frank Caliendo to provide his own take.
TURN SOUND ON— Frank Caliendo (@FrankCaliendo) March 17, 2020
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