NEW England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has announced that Tom Brady will be returning to Foxborough.
Three years after he left that patriots After 20 years in the franchise, the now-retired quarterback is headed home as a free agent.
He called: “The NFL is over a century old. And 20 percent of those years, the NFL, the greatest player in the game’s history, played here at Foxboro.”
“And I’m pleased to announce to you and your audience that I’ve invited him to come over here and be with us for the opening game and to let the New England fans thank him for the great service he’s given us over 20 years.” has done for a long time.”
Exactly who the Patriots will play against in Week 1 will be announced Thursday night along with the rest of the league’s schedule.
Your home opponents (in no particular order) will be those Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, new York jet, Washington commanders, Los Angeles Chargers, New Orleans SaintsThe super bowl LVII runner-up Philly Eaglesand the reigning champions – the Kansas City chiefs.
Regardless of who they play against, it will be the long-awaited return to Foxborough for Brady, who played at the stadium last Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Patriots 19-17 in Week 4 of the 2021 season.
Kraft also said via Patriots.comthat Brady looks forward to his return to New England for the first of “many celebrations” in his honor.
He said: “[This will] This will be the start of many celebrations to honor Tom Brady and thank him for what he has done for us over the 20 years he has played for the New England Patriots.
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Kraft did not disclose what those celebrations will entail.
This announcement comes three months after Brady announced his retirement from the NFL for the second time.
After initially retiring in February 2022, he changed the decision 40 days later to return to Tampa Bay for a third season.
After going through a divorce from his wife, to whom he had been married for thirteen yearssupermodel Gisele Bundchenin October while struggling through a tough 8-9 season with the Bucs, Brady announced his “final” retirement this February.