WATCH: New England Patriots Fans Find New Team to Support for the Playoffs

Published 01/24/2021, 1:11 PM EST
Nov 23, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass during the first quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


The New England Patriots were very disappointing this year. The perennial goliaths of the NFL for the past decade missed the NFL Playoffs for the first time since 2008.

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The loss of Tom Brady has been immense for the franchise, which is why they have put in a series of uncharacteristic performances with Cam Newton in the pocket.

However, not all hope is lost for the Patriots’ faithful. Ahead of the conference championships games tonight, many Patriots fans have backed a new horse.

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Unsurprisingly, it is the new team of their former stalwart Tom Brady – the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Given the loyalty the New England Patriots’ fanbase feels toward Brady, this was an expected outcome.

Tom Brady spent most of his career with the New England Patriots. During his illustrious tenure there, he won 6 Super Bowl titles and created a dynasty within the franchise. With Brady as his first mate, Bill Belichick was able to establish himself as one of the greatest coaches of all time.

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However, since Brady and the Patriots parted ways, the fortunes have been very different for both sides. While Brady was able to lead his franchise to the Playoffs, the New England Patriots could not show up. Over the course of the season, the Patriots were only able to muster a meager 7-9 record.

However, it seems like there is no love lost between Patriots fans and Tom Brady. Given how much he has done for their franchise, the love for Brady still lives in the hearts of the New England Patriots.

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And they will be rooting for their former talisman as he enters the NFC championship game against the Green Bay Packers.

Dec 13, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) points against the Minnesota Vikings during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tom Brady has a chance to go to the Super Bowl one more time in his career. But the challenge of the Green Bay Packers could be too much for him to overcome. However, Brady has shown throughout his career that he can never be discounted in a big playoff game.

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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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