Tom Brady Fans got great news Thursday, though anyone still hoping to change their mind about retirement will likely be disappointed.
New England Patriots Owner Robert Kraft announced Thursday on “Good Morning Football” that Brady will be honored at Gillette Stadium during the 2023 stadium opener.
Honoring Brady at an NFL game is a good indication that he will stay retired this time around, unlike last year when he changed his mind two months later and returned to the NFL. If he was planning to return to his career as a quarterback, he would play that day and not be able to show up for his former team’s celebration.
Brady, 45, was drafted by the Patriots in 2000. Over the next 20 seasons, he led them to six Super Bowl victories as they became one of the NFL’s crown jewel franchises. He left as a free agent after the 2019 season and ended up signing with Tampa Bay Buccaneerswinning one Super Bowl over three seasons.
Despite Brady’s departure from New BritainHe and Kraft remained close friends. He was one of a number of former Patriots greats to attend Kraft’s surprise wedding in October 2022.
As Kraft said in the video, they don’t know yet when the Patriots will play their first home game or which team they’ll face. That’s all for the 2023 NFL schedule, which will be released at 8:00 PM ET on Thursday.