Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady finally returns back to his long-time home in New England. The kingdom he and Bill Belichick have built together over the past two decades. He comes home to face the New England Patriots who are led by rookie quarterback Mac Jones. This may arguably be the game of the year or at least it is being built up as such.
To be clear, this is not the first time an athlete has returned back home after bringing success to an organization. However, no athlete has ever brought home six championships and competed in nine in 20 years for an organization. Not to mention, after leaving his first year with the Patriots he accomplished the unthinkable. He won a championship with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers which was their organization’s first.
Although, Brady isn’t the first athlete to make a return very seldom does it take place when that athlete is still reigning supreme amongst the league. He has reinvigorated and reinvented his career entirely in order to keep delivering championships to only build upon his untouchable legacy.
“I have great respect and admiration for my time there,” Brady said of New England. “I had 20 great years there. … It was a great time in my life.”
While Brady speaks highly of his time in New England he emphasizes how important this game is and how this is not a time to reminisces and sit back, especially after the disappointing week.
“I’m not going to necessarily reminisce,” Brady said on the “Let’s Go!” podcast . “I don’t think this is the moment for that. I’ll have plenty of opportunities to reminisce about my football career — none of it, none of which I really care to do right now because I’m so much in the moment. I’m not going to be thinking about 20 years of history. I’m going to be thinking about one night of football, a Sunday night game coming off a really tough loss.”