The coronavirus pandemic has brought the world to a surprising halt, but leave it to Tom Brady to shock us all with another game-changing moment. The longtime New England Patriots’ quarterback announced on Tuesday morning he is leaving the team.
“I wanted to say thank you to all of the incredible fans and Patriots supporters. [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,” Brady wrote,
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— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) March 17, 2020
This is not Brady’s retirement from football. The six-time Super Bowl champion said he is unsure what his football future holds.
“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,” Brady wrote.
According to a CBS affiliate in Boston, Brady was in negotiations with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, as well as Bruce Arians from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Brady’s letter did not confirm nor deny a move to the Buccaneers.