The Tom Brady Era is officially over in New England. According to the quarterback himself, the six-time Super Bowl champion is going to playing somewhere else in 2020. In a tweet labelled “Forever a Patriot”, Brady announced that “his football journey will take place elsewhere” moving forward.
FOREVER A PATRIOT pic.twitter.com/QSBOJBs4uy
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) March 17, 2020
Tom Brady Is Not Coming Back
Brady is coming off arguably the worst season of his storied career. Starting in all 16 games, Brady completed 60.8% of his passes for 4,057 yards, 24 touchdowns, and eight interceptions. This was the first season he didn’t earn a Pro Bowl nomination since his injury-shortened 2008 campaign. However, it’s worth noting that Brady also had arguably the worst supporting cast of his career. Julian Edelman played through a vast assortment of injuries, Josh Gordon didn’t pan out, N’Keal Harry started the year on injured reserve, and Mohamed Sanu suffered a serious ankle injury shortly after arriving in New England.
Brady, of course, entered the NFL as a sixth-round pick in the 2000 NFL Draft. After spending his rookie year as a fourth-string quarterback, Brady earned the backup role heading into 2001. Brady earned the starting job after Drew Bledsoe suffered a lung injury, and he never looked back. Throughout the remainder of the season, Brady completed 63.9% of his passes for 2,843 yards, 18 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. He saved his best work for the postseason when he led a last-second game-winning drive to take down the St. Louis Rams and the Greatest Show on Turf.
Since then, Brady has transformed from surprise sensation into the greatest quarterback in history. Throughout his 20-year career, the quarterback has accumulated 74,571 passing yards, 541 touchdowns, and 179 interceptions while completing 63.8% of his passes. He’s earned three MVPs, three First-Team All-Pro selections, four Super Bowl MVPs, and countless other records.
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