Well, we all knew it was going to happen, but Tom Brady's retirement announcement still caught some people off guard. Even after Adam Schefter tweeted that Brady would probably hang up his shoes this offseason, the fact that Brady did it despite being a frontrunner for the MVP award and not winning a Super Bowl seemed suspicious. But sadly the time has finally come officially. Brady is officially retired. The Canton quarterback took to Twitter to make his announcement.
Brady thanked everyone in the Buccaneers organization. Brady also took the time to mention the companies he helped found throughout his career (TB12, Autograph.io (etc), his agents Don Yee and Steve Dubin, his trainer Alex Guerrero, and of course his wife , children, family and However, most of the attention that Brady's resignation announcement attracted revolved around who he did not mention.
Brady spent two decades with the Patriots. During his time there, he won six Super Bowls. That Brady didn't mention anyone from his days at Foxborough was clearly a blatant slap in the face to the franchise that called him out! He knew what he was doing!
If you're one of those people who agrees with the statement I just made, you have to stick a quarter up my ass for playing with yourself. Yes, there were rumors that Brady's departure from New England wasn't the cleanest. Yeah, he and Belichick might not have been the best when Brady moved to Tampa Bay, but come on. If you really think Brady acted maliciously, just look for drama.
Did they forget the message that Brady gave to Patriots fans when he announced that he would not be returning to the team? In that message, he made sure to specifically mention Belichick, Kraft and any teammates he may have had as a member of the Patriots. It's almost as if Brady wants to end his career with the Patriots. This chapter of his life was officially closed and he wanted to express his sincere thanks to the people who made it possible. There was no need to mention members of the Patriots organization in his letter this morning because he had already said everything he wanted to say two years ago.
That letter discussed two things: what made Brady make that decision and the team taking a chance on a 43-year-old quarterback when so many other teams didn't. Sure, Brady made sure to thank a few other people, but do you know how many people mentioned in his message today were mentioned in his first message? Zero. Brady didn't even mention his family in that first message. It's almost as if these two messages are meant for completely different people! Impressive! What a crazy thought is that, huh?
If Brady doesn't mention the Patriots during his Hall of Fame induction speech in five years, Patriots fans should be upset, but this news wasn't for Pats fans. That message should give Tampa Bay its moment in the spotlight, just as Brady's message in 2020 should shed a final light on his time in New England.
While Brady may still hold ill will toward the Patriots organization for parting with him in 2020, he has made too many memories and too many friends (Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman, several of his offensive linemen, etc.) all on the way out. . He's sure to mention each and every one of them at his retirement, or during a Super Bowl anniversary night in Foxborough, or during one of the many "Tom Brady" nights the Patriots will host in the years to come, or during the inauguration . of the giant statue that he will definitely get. He will have plenty of time to thank the people of New England who helped make him what he is today.
Tom Brady doesn't have the Patriots organization to thank every time he gets a chance. Do you think he should be thanking Belichick and Kraft every time he sits down at the table and says leniency? No. That would be ridiculous!
The overreaction to Brady's "firing" of the Patriots is ludicrous. You don't have the greatest career of all time, staying in one city for 20 years only to avoid it entirely at the end of your career. There is no story here. This should not be national.