On Tuesday morning, quarterback Tom Brady shocked the sports world when he announced his goodbye from the New England Patriots after 20 NFL seasons.
At the time of this posting, Brady has not made an official decision on where he’s playing next.
Following his announcement, reaction to the news began flooding in from all corners of New England and the football community over social media.
Check out all the tributes and thank you’s from teammates, coaches, rivals and other prominent figures below.
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) March 17, 2020
Couple of Patriots players, including Tom Brady’s potential successor, react to today’s big news on Brady’s IG. pic.twitter.com/Pyy0V4jMVB
— Zack Cox (@ZackCoxNESN) March 17, 2020
You are a great friend Zo!
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) March 17, 2020
Brady just left Boston on St. Paddy’s day and i believe that’s a hate crime.
— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) March 17, 2020
— Chase Winovich (@Wino) March 17, 2020
— Mohamed Sanu Sr. (@Mo_12_Sanu) March 17, 2020
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I saw how TB worked everyday in practice and prepared everyday to be the great player he is. I applied that to myself and that’s why I’ve became the player i am till this day. Thanks for showing me how to be great and stay great each and everyday. It was a pleasure to suit up with you during my career. #earnednotgiven
An all-time teammate, a great friend, a role model, a family man, and a truly passionate, caring person.
— Joe Andruzzi (@Andruzzi63) March 17, 2020
The end of a legendary era for a true champion on & off the field. Teammate, fan, coach, or a part of ownership, we all appreciate everything you’ve done for Pats Nation. You’re the definition of a TRUE PATRIOT. Good luck in the next chapter of your career. Love you brotha! pic.twitter.com/0jpPiPgKbC
— Willie McGinest (@WillieMcGinest) March 17, 2020
Practice against Tom Brady everyday was like playing on the 92’ Dream Team. He brought that much intensity to the practice field. Which ever team he lands I’m sure he will continue his legacy of playing a great brand of football. #TB12 pic.twitter.com/Y6tKUOapIk
— Darrelle Revis (@Revis24) March 17, 2020
I guess all good things to truly come to an end! What an era for TB12 in New England! You can only grow but so much in the same soil👊🏾
— D-Ware (@DeMarcusWare) March 17, 2020
— Mayor Marty Walsh (@marty_walsh) March 17, 2020
Houses around New England are starting to hang a Tom Brady jersey outside their homes as a way of thanking him for his time in New England.
— Only In Boston (@OnlyInBOS) March 17, 2020
— marcus smart (@smart_MS3) March 17, 2020
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) March 17, 2020