Over the past 20 years, New England Patriots fans have seen Tom Brady lead his team to six Super Bowl titles.
Next Sunday, they will see Brady in the Super Bowl stage for the first time in a different uniform.
Brady, who stepped into the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for his first NFC Championship since 2002 in his first season outside New England, was asked a simple question during a video conference on Thursday afternoon:
If he was a Patriots fan, would he be happy or sad for another franchise to play the 43-year-old quarterback in the Super Bowl?
Brady replied, “I had 20 years (incredibly in England).” “Really, an incredible 20 years. I wouldn’t change anything over the course of 20 years. It was magical, and all the relationships I developed shaped me as a person, as a player. My kids. Born in Boston. I have a great love for the city and everything that Boston has done for me and my family – and all of New England, not just Boston. “
Brady recalled being completely unfamiliar with New England’s geography when he first joined the Patriots in 2000. After two decades, he hit free agency for the first time and chose to pursue what he called “a different opportunity”, a previous defiant signing with Tampa Bay. .
“I didn’t even know where I was when I was raised from New England,” Brady said. “It was always a funny story. They called me and said, “Oh, New England has picked you up.” And I was like, ‘This is amazing. Where is new england ‘And I landed in Providence, which really spoiled me because it wasn’t even in Massachusetts.
“It was a great 20 years, and at the end of the day, I had the opportunity to become a free agent. I evaluated various opportunities and tried to make the best possible decision just for myself and my family. I chose Tampa, and it was just a wonderful experience. “
Brady led the Bucs 11–5 this season, followed by road playoff victories over the Washington football team, the New Orleans Saints and the Green Bay Packers. They will take on Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV.
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