Tom Brady once again celebrated the end of his NFL career on social media on Thursday morning. This time, the Patriots featured more prominently in his tribute.
Brady was criticized for not once mentioning the Patriots in his first resignation statement posted to Instagram. His recent social media post was a little more balanced.
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Brady tweeted a minute-long video on Thursday highlighting some of the best moments of his career. While the Bucs were mentioned, his 20 years with the Patriots were the focus.
I played for the name on the front of my shirt and the name on the back of my shirt. I played for my friends, my family, and our community – each and every one of you – who gave me what I have today.
I love you all. Thank you to EVERYONE who made this incredible journey possible pic.twitter.com/3jmNWid9ZB
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) February 3, 2022
Most notably, Brady spotlighted his return to Foxboro earlier during the 2021 NFL season, in which the Buccaneers defeated the Patriots 19-17. He included snippets of an interview in which he spoke about what his time in New England meant to him.
“You know, it’s been my home for 20 years, so I had the best memories,” Brady said. “My children were born here. I will be part of this community for a long time to come.”
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Brady’s post comes a few days after a report surfaced that Patriots owner Robert Kraft threw a “tantrum” after New England was snubbed in Brady’s retirement announcement.
Since his first post, Brady has thanked the Patriots with a tweet calling Bill Belichick “the greatest coach in NFL history,” and has now included Thursday’s video with the Patriots in his farewell posts.
As expected, there doesn’t seem to be any grudge between the veteran quarterback and his 20-year-old team.
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