Tom Brady stunned the football world earlier this week when he announced he would be moving on the New England Patriots. And on Friday, he officially signed a two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, marking the official end of an era.
While the Patriots will need to move forward, owner Robert Kraft is having a difficult time accepting reality. Kraft developed a father-son type of relationship with Brady over the years.
“Think about loving your wife and for whatever reason, there’s something—her father or mother—that makes life impossible for you and you have to move on but you don’t want to,” Kraft told Michael Giardi of NFL Network when asked about how he feel about Brady’s departure.
Brady spent the first 20 years of his NFL career with the Patriots. He began his journey with the club back in 2000 as an irrelevant sixth-round pick out of Michigan.
But it didn’t take long for Brady to begin his quest for greatness.
He led New England to its first Super Bowl title in just his second season. That proved to be the first of six championships which Brady would bring to the Pats overall.
Along the way, Brady established himself as the greatest quarterback of all-time, something that seems inarguable at this point.
But after a rough 2019 campaign in which the Patriots suffered their earliest playoff exit since the 2009-10 season, Brady decided to take his talents elsewhere. He instead signed with a Buccaneers club loaded with weapons.
This is something that Kraft and Patriots fans everywhere will have a hard time getting over.