Tom Brady Sr. Thrilled For Buccaneers-Patriots Clash Next Season

Published 05/14/2021, 6:10 AM EDT
TAMPA, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 07: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrates after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium on February 07, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. The Buccaneers defeated the Chiefs 31-9. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)


The new schedule for the upcoming NFL season is out now, and fans can look forward to some tantalizing fixtures next season. None more exciting than Tom Brady returning to Foxborough as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the New England Patriots.

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Brady will return to the team that he helped put on the map. And his father is looking forward to the clash. Tom Brady Sr. spoke to Zo and Bertrand recently on their show.

The hosts asked Brady Sr. about the fixture between the New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was thrilled about the new fixture list, and couldn’t contain his excitement about it.

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He was confident about the Buccaneers extending their run of victories. But Brady Sr. also shared his excitement over having two teams, one in the NFC and the AFC.

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“I started salivating when I saw that we’re playing the Patriots in the fourth game of the season, and we’re coming up here to make our record 4-0.

“I get to have a favorite team in the AFC and I got a favorite team in the NFC, and then they play in the fourth game of the year. I’m thrilled for this.”

Tom Brady makes his return to New England

The Buccaneers-Patriots fixture is one that fans are all thrilled for. For the first time since he departed, Tom Brady will return to Foxborough. Brady is the greatest player to play for the New England Patriots.

During his long stint with the Patriots, he won all 6 of the Super Bowls in franchise history. And the fact that he did it consistently for such a long time makes his stint with the Patriots that much more impressive.

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However, their relationship didn’t end on a positive note. Brady wanted to be compensated better and thought he wasn’t being paid his true value.

However, his age made the Patriots hesitant to commit to him. Therefore, Brady walked away from the Patriots at age 43 and signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – NOVEMBER 03: Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks on before playing against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on November 3, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)
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And by the end of that season, Brady proved that he was right to bet on himself, winning the Super Bowl. The fact that the Patriots missed the Playoffs for the first season without him further vindicated Brady.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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