Tom Brady to be honored at Patriots home opener

Super Bowl LIII - New England Patriots v Los Angeles Rams
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On Thursday, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft announced on "Good Morning Football" that they will be honoring long-time quarterback, and franchise/NFL legend, Tom Brady as their guest of honor at their home opener this season.

After announcing his retirement earlier this year, for the second time - a la Brett Favre - Brady has finally set the record straight, and said he's done for good. This time he made it abundantly clear that he was done after stating:

"Anyone who thinks I have time to come back to the NFL has never adopted a 2 month old kitten for their daughter."

Tom Brady on Twitter (March 7, 2023)

Since he has retired, many in New England wondered if the Patriots would even consider bringing Brady back for any sort of recognition - let alone if he even deserved it - for his illustrious career in New England, as well as his brief stint with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers where he won a record-setting seven Super Bowls, appearing in 10 total, all while setting numerous other quarterback records right along the way.

Kraft would not specify who the Patriots would be playing in the home opener, but he did confirm that the celebration would not be the only one to honor Brady throughout the season. He even went on to say that it would extend further into the season than just the first home game of the season. Reports indicate that it'll be week one against the Philadelphia Eagles.

"It will be the beginning of many celebrations to honor Tom Brady and say thank you for what he did for us in 20 years playing for the New England Patriots."

Robert Kraft on "Good Morning Football"

The question on many fans minds has to be: what more is there to celebrate when he will be the guest of honor? Will New England be retiring his number? That remains to be seen.