The Bear is coming out to play once again. New England Patriots center David Andrews will be making his NFL return as stated on his Instagram post Thursday evening.
“I’m excited that I’ll have the opportunity to play the game I love again. When and whatever the NFL season looks like, I’m just thankful that I’ll be able to get back to competing with my teammates and coaches. Go Pats!”
Andrews was diagnosed with pulmonary embolism last summer as his medical condition put his career in serious question. The Patriots placed Andrews on injured reserve on August 31 and was forced to sit out the entire 2019 season.
Jarrett Stidham was among those who are already excited about the recent development.
“LETS GOOOOO!!!!” wrote Stidham on Andrews’ Instagram post.
Andrews’ impending return will undoubtedly be a big boost on the Patriots’ leadership. Especially after the departure of long-time franchise quarterback Tom Brady, who has since signed with the Buccaneers in free agency. Not long after, tight end Rob Gronkowski also made his way to Tampa Bay via trade.
“When he speaks, we all listen.” said head coach Bill Belichick back in December to NESN’s Zack Cox.
Andrews has played in all but two of the Patriots’ regular season games before being sidelined in all of 2019.
The Bear has an even more impressive run in the postseason where he is 9-2 overall. Andrews is part of two Super Bowl-winning teams, hoisting the Vince Lombardi Trophy in the 2016 and 2018 seasons.
“He's very experienced and he's very adept at handling variations. He's a lifetime career center and he plays like it,” added Belichick.