Sep 7, 2023 - Sports

Tom Brady returns to New England for halftime honors

Brady in Foxborough in 2019. Photo: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

The greatest Patriot who ever lived will be back at Gillette Stadium on Sunday for a halftime ceremony honoring his 20-year career in New England.

Driving the news: The game kicks off at 4:25pm on WBZ, so expect halftime around 6pm.

  • A crew will probably set up a small stage and owner Robert Kraft is expected to give a speech.
  • Brady himself may only have a few minutes to speak to the crowd given halftime ceremonies' tight timelines, WBZ sports writer Michael Hurley said.

The intrigue: The Patriots have been tightlipped about what the ceremony may look like.

  • Kraft Sports & Entertainment COO Jim Nolan told 98.5 The Sports Hub's "Zolak & Bertrand" show to anticipate seeing Brady somewhere on the field before the game as well as at halftime.
  • Former Brady teammate Ty Law told radio host Greg Hill that he and a lot of other former players from Brady's epic run as QB will also be at the game.

What we're watching: Brady just added a new retirement gig to his resume as "strategic advisor" to Delta Airlines.

  • He will reportedly help develop and advise on "teamwork tools" for the airline's employees and take part in marketing campaigns, CNN reported.
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