Tom Brady Retirement Announcement Doesn’t Mention New England Patriots | Eastern North Carolina Now | On Tuesday, legendary and iconic NFL quarterback Tom Brady, who played in 10 Super Bowls and won seven, more than any player in NFL history, announced his retirement, but despite the fact that he played 20 of his 22 years with the New England Patriots and won six of his seven Super Bowl rings.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Hank Berrien.

    On Tuesday, legendary and iconic NFL quarterback Tom Brady, who played in 10 Super Bowls and won seven, more than any player in NFL history, announced his retirement, but despite the fact that he played 20 of his 22 years with the New England Patriots and won six of his seven Super Bowl rings with the team, left them out of his announcement, instead focusing on his current team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    "He thanked his Buccaneers teammates; Bucs fans; the Tampa region; Buccaneers ownership; general manager Jason Licht; head coach Bruce Arians and the rest of the coaching staff; all of the franchise's employees; his longtime trainer Alex Guerrero; his agents Don Yee and Steve Dubin; his parents and the Brady family; and finally, his wife Gisele Bundchen and his three kids," The New York Post pointed out.

    Several hours later, however, Brady gave a shout-out to the New England Patriots.

    In 2020, when Brady left the Patriots, he thanked their fans, owner Robert Kraft, and coach Bill Belichick, writing, "FOREVER A PATRIOT," and adding, "LOVE YOU PATS NATION."

    The Patriots responded to the retirement announcement with a tweet saluting Brady, writing, "It was quite the ride. Thank you and congratulations."

    Patriots owner Robert Kraft issued a statement saying:

    Words cannot describe the feelings I have for Tom Brady, nor adequately express the gratitude my family, The New England Patriots and our fans have for Tom for all he did during his career. A generation of football fans have grown up knowing only an NFL in which Tom Brady dominated. He retires with nearly every NFL career passing record, yet the only one that ever mattered to him was the team's win-loss record. In in 20 years as a starter his teams qualified for the playoffs 19 times. He led his teams to the 10 Super Bowls, winning an NFL record seven championships.

    In a team sport like football, it is rare to see an individual have such a dominant impact on a team's success. You didn't have to be a Patriots fan to respect and appreciate his competitiveness, determination and will to win that fueled his success. As a fan of football, it was a privilege to watch. As a Patriots fan, it was a dream come true. I have the greatest respect for Tom personally and always will. 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.


    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell issued a statement saying:

    Tom Brady will be remembered as one of the greatest to ever play in the NFL. An incredible competitor and leader, his stellar career is remarkable for its longevity but also for the sustained excellence he displayed year after year. Tom made everyone around him better and always seemed to rise to the occasion in the biggest moments. His record five Super Bowl MVP awards and seven Super Bowl championships set a standard that players will chase for years.

    The Daily Wire is one of America's fastest-growing conservative media companies and counter-cultural outlets for news, opinion, and entertainment. Get inside access to The Daily Wire by becoming a member.
Go Back

HbAD0

Latest Op-Ed & Politics

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt dominated Tuesday night in the Republican primary race for state’s U.S. Senate seat.
Non-woke comic book creator Eric July announced that he has raised more than $3.3 million to put out his new comic book, something he called an “alternative to the mainstream” and to the social/political push in the genre.
N.C. Republican Congressional delegation outraged at FBI raid on former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home in Florida.
Russia shot down a satellite in space on Monday, marking the first time Russia has shown the ability to shoot down objects in space using weapon systems on earth.
The two books of my summer reading paint a picture of America that is both unsettling and understandable. Anne Applebaum is an award - winning historian and prizewinning author.
Archaeologists at a public dig site in New Jersey have discovered human remains and artifacts belonging to soldiers in the American Revolution.
Lower income taxes allow people to keep more of their hard-earned money and spend it on their needs
In a ruling released on Friday, a judge struck down a San Francisco city ordinance allowing non-citizens to vote in school board elections.
So often we find ourselves eager to see a new episode of Stranger Things. We will immediately drop whatever it is we are doing, cancel plans, and sit for hours watching closely, hanging on every word.

HbAD1

Allies of Vice President Kamala Harris suggested in a report published by CNN that the Biden administration was racist for not doing more to defend Harris publicly as her poll numbers sink so low that some reports have stated that she is the least popular vice president since the 1970s.
Joshua Rohrer, a homeless veteran with PTSD, was arrested Oct. 13, 2021, for panhandling and resisting arrest.
Democrat Max Baucus, former President Barack Obama’s U.S. Ambassador to China, told CNN Tuesday afternoon that communist China views Biden as weak.
I watched with great interest the small comments made by DOJ Attorney General Merrick Garland, in an even shorter press conference, about a most serious matter, and yet, I took nothing he said seriously.
Critics on social media lambasted a column arguing that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is the best hope for Democrats to win the 2024 presidential election.
LGBTQ+ activists claim schools should affirm gender identity, create welcoming school cultures, and facilitate the transition process
Chinese communist dictator Xi Jinping threatened Democrat President Joe Biden during a meeting between the two world leaders on Monday night, saying that the U.S. “will get burned” if it assists an independent Taiwan.
The question of whether to ease credentialing requirements in North Carolina childcare centers continues to bubble up in meetings of the N.C. Childcare Commission.
The Department of Justice sued the state of Idaho on Tuesday over its near-universal ban on abortions, the first lawsuit of its kind since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

HbAD2

 
Back to Top