Robert Kraft recently said that he’d like to bring Tom Brady back to New England and sign him to a one day contract to retire as a Patriot. I guess this is not a huge surprise, as Brady is the primary reason why the Patriots have become a worldwide brand, and he also played 20 years for the team.
"“Not only do I want it, our fans are clamoring for it,” Kraft said. “To us, he is always has been and always will be a Patriot.”"
I do think this will eventually happen, but Tom Brady is likely still dealing with the emotions of being retired, and I’m sure has some loose ends to tie up to “officially” retire and remove himself from the NFL as a player.
Perhaps a couple of weeks down the line, the two parties can get together to make this happen. Brady was a sixth round pick of the Patriots back in 2000 and has not looked back since. Depending on who you ask, he’s not only the greatest QB to ever play, but perhaps the greatest football player to ever play.
One could go as far as to say he’s the best athlete of all time.
His seven Super Bowls and over 100,000 career passing yards will likely never be surpassed. His durability was something to marvel at, and he constantly required the best of himself and of his teammates.
It would be weird if Tom Brady decided to retire as a Buccaneer and sign a one day contract with them. No matter what happens, Brady will forever be a legend in the NFL and for the New England Patriots.
And it’s wild to think I could barely string together full sentences the last time Brady was not in the NFL.