‘Respectful and Worthy’ – Robert Kraft Confirms Tom Brady Tribute Ahead of Patriots vs Buccaneers Clash

Published 10/03/2021, 7:13 PM EDT
FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – SEPTEMBER 22: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks on prior to the game against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)


With a heavy heart and a lump in his throat, Tom Brady said goodbye to his beloved New England Patriots in 2020. The veteran NFL quarterback signed a 2-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In doing so, he brought an end to his 20-year association with coach Bill Belichick and the Patriots.

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FOXBORO, MA – JANUARY 16: Tom Brady #12 and head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots shake hands at the start of the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

He left Boston after helping New England win 6 Super Bowl titles, winning 3 MVP awards in the process. But now, one year and one more championship ring later, Brady returns to a place he once called ‘home’.

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Despite all the controversies and rumors surrounding Brady’s exit, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has a special welcome planned for the returning superstar.

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It will be an emotional affair when Tom Brady steps onto the field at the Gillette Stadium on Sunday. Pictures above reveal that no love is lost between the former Patriots man and the franchise owner Robert Kraft. In fact, Kraft mentioned that the home team has a special plan to honor Brady’s legacy in Boston.

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The folks at New England have put together a highlight reel of Brady’s career which will be aired prior to Sunday’s kickoff at the Gillette Stadium.

Brady and the Bucs are favorites to win this game in Week 4. The NFC South franchise are 2nd in their division and will look to rise up the table with a win. They will still be reeling from last Sunday’s loss against the Los Angeles Rams. A win this weekend will boost team morale as the Bucs gear up to defend their Super Bowl title.

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You can’t afford to miss out on this one, so make sure you tune in.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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