It has been reported that several NFL teams are going to change more than just their rosters this offseason.
According to the Associated Press, they will be making uniform changes, logo changes, and most uniform tweaks. Joe Reedy reported:
Soon after, the report was confirmed by several sources close to the Patriots:
But the biggest change that the Patriots will undergo this offseason is the departure of long-time quarterback Tom Brady. The team has already said their goodbyes to Brady, who signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week.
In a touching statement, team owner Robert Kraft said goodbye to Brady, saying that he is like his son:
“How do I possibly sum up the depth of my gratitude to Tom Brady for what he’s given us these past 20 years, or the sadness I feel knowing it’s ending? I love Tom like a son and I always will. He has brought so much happiness to me personally and to all of our fans. I had hoped this day would never come, but rather that Tom would end his remarkable career in a Patriots uniform after yet another Super Bowl championship. Unfortunately, the two sides were unable to reach an agreement to allow that dream to become a reality. While sad today, the overwhelming feeling I have is appreciation for his countless contributions to our team and community.
“When Tom arrived in New England as an unheralded, sixth-round pick, no one could have imagined the fairytale story that would be written, the records that would be broken or the joy he would bring to an entire region. He leaves 20 years later as the winningest quarterback in NFL history with six Super Bowl victories, nine AFC titles and 17 division championships. He has been an exemplary teammate and leader. There simply will never be another Tom Brady. I now look forward to the day we can bring him back home to New England to celebrate his Patriots career, his endless achievements and his legacy as the greatest of all time. I love him very much.”
We can’t wait to see what is next for them!