For the first time in his life, Tom Brady will be returning to the New England Patriots’ Gillette Stadium as a retired NFL superstar. The GOAT will be heading back to Foxborough for New England’s season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday as the Pats honor the legendary quarterback for everything he’s done for the organization during his decorated 20-year tenure.
New England Patriots to Honor Tom Brady in Season Opener Vs. Eagles
Speaking on a recent episode of his own podcast, Let’s Go!, the seven-time Super Bowl champion sounded off on his upcoming trip to Gillette Stadium — a place where he made a lot of history during his time with the Pats. Brady has nothing but love and appreciation as he looks forward to this iconic moment:
“A lot of gratitude, a lot of gratitude,” Brady said, via Mike Florio of PFT. “I had two decades of incredible, life-altering experiences. I have so many memories from my time there and memories with people there, and I’m creating a new memory with the people there. And to go back to that stadium and bring my kids and my family in a different way, you know, I’ve not been to that stadium in this way ever.
“I went there as a player, I went there once as a competitor, and now I’m gonna go there as really a fan. And then I’m gonna be there in the future as a broadcaster. . . . So I love the sport and I love the Patriots, so going up there to see a lot of my friends and family is gonna be really a great experience.”
This special occasion will certainly be a memorable one for Brady and the rest of his family. All his achievements through the years will be held in the highest esteem as the entire Patriots organization, the team, and the fans pay homage to the greatest quarterback of all time.
At the same time, though, this will be the first time TB will be watching the game he loves as a spectator. It will be an odd feeling for him, no doubt, and he will need to resist the temptation of coming out of retirement — again. He’s done an admirable job with the same over the past few months, and he will need to fight what could be the biggest urge that he’s felt when he watches his Pats take on the Eagles on Sunday.