Four Years After Emotional Farewell, New England Patriots Looks Set to Officially ‘Retire’ $300M Tom Brady’s Blue Jersey

Published 09/10/2023, 6:06 PM EDT

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Tom Brady is speculated to be the pioneer of one of the respected honors in the NFL. Brady ended his illustrious 23 years of career by bidding farewell to the league in 2023. After his retirement, Brady left an indelible mark on the league, leaving his nationwide enthusiasts with a mere desire to witness his gridiron charm again. 

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However, to celebrate Brady’s on-field charm and his unparalleled persona, the legendary quarterback is speculated to be the first to receive an honor in relation to his iconic jersey.

Are the Patriots bidding goodbye to Tom Brady’s jersey?

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Having numerous records and accolades to his name, Brady shines in the history books of the NFL. The 7x Super Bowl champion is known for his tenure with the New England Patriots. His chemistry with the HC Bill Belichick and on-field bromance with Rob Gronkowski is what defines Tom Brady’s era in the league.

Throughout his remarkable tenure in the league, Brady wore a No. 12 jersey. Following Brady’s establishment in the NFL, it’s speculated the Patriots should retire the #12 jersey. No other team will be allowed to allot No.12 to any of the players. Shedding light on the speculation Savage Sports’ Twitter account wrote, “I really hope the Patriots announce they are retiring Tom Brady’s #12 jersey tonight. No one else should wear that jersey.

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Tom Brady is set to receive one of the most respectable honors in the sporting landscape. If this happens, Brady will be the first player in the NFL, to have received this honor. However, apart from all the frenzy around his accolades, Brady will mark his presence in the Patriots’ season-opening game against the Philadelphia Eagles, to celebrate and support his long-standing former franchise.

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Brady’s always there for the  Patriots!

Brady will return to Gillette Stadium to support the Patriots going against the Eagles. The excitement among the fans is commendable, as the star who was a primary prospect in bringing numerous accolades home is returning to his place. The Patriots got Brady in Round 6 of the 2000 NFL Draft, and since then Brady spent 20 seasons with the franchise, where he took the Patriots to new heights by stamping a record of going undefeated by 16-0 until the playoffs in the 2007 season. 

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In 2020, Brady made a move to serve the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he won his seventh Super Bowl championship. However, as Brady returns to support his former franchise’s first game of the season, anticipation surges around the star’s homecoming. Consequently, Brady will not be present at the gridiron, but his presence in the stadium is adequate to lighten the NFL landscape. As for the much-awaited game, it’s halftime and the Eagles are leading by 2 points!

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Armaan Bedsa is a prime-time NFL writer at EssentiallySports, where he seamlessly merges his passion for sports with his writing skills. With a taste for exploring the most intricate storylines, Armaan has honed his ability to dissect the complexities of the game, offering readers a unique and engaging perspective. Beyond his writing capabilities, Armaan has a deep appreciation for music and spirituality.
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