New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft released a passionate statement after Tom Brady announced his retirement.
While Tom Brady may not have mentioned the New England Patriots in his retirement post, that doesn’t mean folks all over Massachusetts aren’t honoring him today. Brady spent 20 unforgettable seasons with the Patriots, winning six Super Bowls.
It goes without saying, but he means an incredible amount to the organization as a whole. Owner Robert Kraft didn’t waste any time in letting Brady know what he means to the team, as he just released quite the statement.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft thanked Tom Brady for his unreal career
“I have the greatest respect for Tom personally and always will,” Kraft said in part of his statement. “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.”
Kraft will never forget what Brady was able to accomplish in Foxborough, nor will millions of Pats fans out there. Brady indeed won six Super Bowls with the team, taking home Super Bowl MVP honors five times. In addition, he was named regular season MVP three times with New England as well.
In total, Brady tossed for 74,571 yards and 541 touchdowns while wearing a New England jersey. The next stop for Brady is the Hall of Fame, as Canton will surely be calling here pretty soon. Patriots fans everywhere, plus folks in Tampa Bay, can’t wait for that moment to arrive.
Brady has closed his playing days No. 1 on the all-time NFL list in passing yards and touchdowns. He’s considered the GOAT and rightfully so. Kraft and everyone else in the New England front office will always be grateful for what Brady was able to get done in town.