Mar 17, 2020 - Sports

Tom Brady announces he's leaving the New England Patriots

Tom Brady
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Tom Brady announced Tuesday he will leave the New England Patriots and continue his NFL career "elsewhere" next season.

Why it matters: Brady has played his entire career with the team, winning six Super Bowls since entering the league in 2000.

  • He'll follow a pattern of legendary quarterbacks having a final act on a new team — like Peyton Manning, Brett Favre and Joe Montana

What he's saying: "Although my football journey will take place elsewhere, I appreciate everything that we have achieved and am grateful for our incredible TEAM accomplishments," Brady said in an Instagram post.

  • "I have been privileged to have had the opportunity to know each and every one of you, and to have the memories we've created together."
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