There is no doubt that Tom Brady is one of the greatest football players in the history of the sport. He has broken countless records during his 22-year long run in the sport and his star continues to shine bright. It seems the Patriots owner commented on his retirement as well.
Brady and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft are certainly on very good terms. The two even shared a moment before The Tampa Bay Buccaneers faced off against The Patriots last year.
After a lot of trials and tribulations on whether Tom Brady will continue playing in the NFL or not, Brady finally announced his retirement from professional football. Brady issued a statement after his announcement but he did not mention the New England Patriots whatsoever.
Despite the huge snub, it seems the New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft took to Twitter and wrote an emotional letter to Tom Brady, paying tribute to the legendary NFL player.
“Words cannot describe the feelings I have for Tom Brady, nor adequately express the gratitude my family, the New England Patriots and our fans have for Tom for all he did during his career. A generation of football fans have grown up knowing only an NFL in which Tom Brady dominated. He retires with nearly every NFL career passing record, yet the only one that ever mattered to him was the team’s win-loss record. In his 20 years as a starter his teams qualified for the playoffs 19 times. He led his teams to 10 Super Bowls, winning an NFL-record seven championships. In a team sport like football, it is rare to see an individual have such a dominant impact on a team’s success. You didn’t have to be a Patriots fan to respect and appreciate his competitiveness, determination and will to win that fueled his success. As a fan of football, it was a privilege to watch. As a Patriots fan, it was a dream come true.
I have the greatest respect for Tom personally and always will. His humility, coupled with his drive and ambition, truly made him special. I will always feel a close bond to him and will always consider him an extension of my immediate family.”
Brady played 20 seasons with the Patriots and won 3 NFL MVPs and 6 Super Bowls with Belichick and Kraft. We will have to wait and see what is next in store for Tom Brady now that he has retired for good.