By Matt Noonan
Tom Brady plans to play football later this year. But it won’t be with the New England Patriots.
The six-time Super Bowl champion finally broke his silence about his plans for the upcoming season this morning on Twitter, announcing his “football journey will take place elsewhere.”
Exactly where Brady will play remains a mystery – Indianapolis? Los Angeles? Tampa Bay? – but we should learn of his plans either later today or tomorrow once free agency truly begins at 4 p.m. eastern.
Excluding his announcement of taking his talents elsewhere, Brady did acknowledge in a pair of tweets how grateful he was to compete for the Patriots for the past 20 years. “I want to say thank you for the past twenty years of my life,” he tweeted, “and the daily commitment to winning and creating a winning culture built on great values.”
A six-round pick in the 2000 National Football League (NFL) Draft, Brady helped the Patriots win not just one, but six Super Bowls, including three in four seasons (2001, 2003, and 2004). The veteran signal-caller cemented his name alongside Boston sports greats – Bill Russell, Bobby Orr, Larry Bird, Ted Williams, and others, of course – for his impressive play on the gridiron.