The National Football League put out its full 2021 schedule on Wednesday and Tom Brady is one of many people moving to the edge of their seat.
The current Tampa Bay Buccaneer star quarterback will be returning to his old stomping grounds in the fourth week of the season. Before he became a Buccaneer last offseason, Tom Brady spent the entirety of his career as a New England Patriot. Teaming with Patriot head coach Bill Belichick, the Pats built a dynasty never before seen in the NFL. In all, Brady spent 20 seasons with the Patriots and won six Super Bowls with the team that chose him in the 2000 NFL Draft.
Tom Brady has not been back to New England since joining Tampa Bay as a free agent in 2020. That will change later this year on Sunday, Oct. 3, when Brady’s Bucs will travel north to take on the Pats. Brady took to social media on Thursday to reveal his feelings on heading back to New England.
“It’s like when your high school friends meet your college friends,” he says the heavily anticipated matchup.
Tom Brady Finds Continued Success in Tampa Bay
Tom Brady enjoyed much success in his first season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He guided the team to the NFL playoffs where they knocked off the Green Bay Packers to advance to Super Bowl LV earlier this year.
Brady was magnificent in the Super Bowl, leading the Bucs in a route of the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9. He tossed three touchdowns in the big game, including two to his longtime teammate Rob Gronkowski.
The two were also a dynamite connection during their time together as New England Patriots. For his Super Bowl heroics, Tom Brady was named the game’s Most Valuable Player.
Once Tampa Bay’s season ended, team officials got busy to sign Brady to a new contract. His new deal will keep him in Tampa Bay for the foreseeable future and they are favorites to repeat as Super Bowl champions in the upcoming season.
While Tom Brady was successful in his first season with the Bucs, New England fell mighty hard after his departure. Unable to get the offense going during the season, the Pats missed the NFL playoffs, stumbling to a 7-9 final record for the season.