Last season, the New England Patriot shad the oldest roster in the league. They even got older as the season progressed. However, the team has made a lot of changes this offseason including bringing in some younger players in the locker room while losing two of the longest-tenured players in team history.
Beginning this week, the average age of the Patriots roster is 26.2 years old. That’s a bit lower from the average of 27.6 they had at the finish the 2019 season.
So far, they have lost Tom Brady and Stephen Gostkowski who were two of the oldest players on the roster. The Patriots announced the decision to move on from Gostkowski just yesterday, while Brady left the team on his own demand. He has already signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers:
“Excited, humble and hungry …if there is one thing I have learned about football, it’s that nobody cares what you did last year or the year before that…you earn the trust and respect of those around through your commitment every single day. I’m starting a new football journey and thankful for the Buccaneers for giving me an opportunity to do what I love to do. I look forward to meeting all my new teammates and coaches and proving to them that they can believe and trust in me…I have always believed that well done is better than well said, so I’m not gonna say much more – I’m just gonna get to work!”
The decision to leave the Patriots came only a few days earlier:
“Our team has always set a great standard in pro sports and I know it will continue to do just that. Although my football journey will take place elsewhere, I appreciate everything that we have achieved and am grateful for out incredible TEAM accomplishments. I have been privileged to have had the opportunity to know each and everyone of you, and to have the memories we’ve created.”
We can’t wait to see what is next Brady and Gostkowski.