Decision left football in shock.
Twenty years later, Tom Brady announced in a statement that he is leaving the New England Patriots.
The quarterback, who was crowned NFL champion on six occasions, did not explain the reason for his decision but according to the American press, the 42-year-old star would not have liked to see a cut in his contract renewal. Since the year 2000, Tom Brady has been wearing the colors of the Patriots.
“To all my teammates, coaches, executives and staff, Coach Belichick, RKK and the Kraft family and the entire organization. I want to say thank you for the past twenty years of my life and the daily commitment to winning and creating a winning culture built on great values”, he started to write.
Tom Brady will now pursue a career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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