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Tom Brady Announces New England Patriots Departure: "I Don't Know What My Football Future Holds"

Tom Brady Announces New England Patriots Departure: "I Don't Know What My Football Future Holds"
March 17, 2020 - 18:07 / Lucas Anderson

Tom Brady is moving on from the New England Patriots after 20 years with the team. The 42-year-old quarterback announced the news with two statements shared to his Twitter account. Read them here...

Tom Brady's future with the New England Patriots was uncertain following the NFL's 2019 season. Most predicted that Brady would once again re-sign with the team that he'd spent his entire career with. But now Brady has announced that he's moving on! On Tuesday, the 42-year-old revealed the news with two Twitter statements.

Tom Brady is leaving the Patriots

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In the first statement, Brady expresses his gratitude to the Patriots' organization. But he says that he's leaving the team for a new stage in his career. "Although my football journey will take place elsewhere, I appreciate everything that we have achieved and am grateful for our incredible TEAM achievements," the statements reads.

Tom Brady thanks the Patriots' fans

Following his thank you to the fans of "Pats Nation," Brady says he's still uncertain on his future plans. "I don't know what my football future holds but it is time for me to open a new stage for my life and career."

Tom Brady at age 42 with wife Gisele Bündchen

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen attend the Costume Institute Gala for "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" in 2013.

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Though Brady is now 42-years-old, he's still a top-tier NFL quarterback. He led the Patriots to six Super Bowl wins, including one as recently as 2018. He shouldn't have trouble finding a new team, though it comes as a surprise to many that Brady will for the first time leave the organization that drafted him in 2000.

Brady has been married to his wife, model and actress Gisele Bündchen, since 2009. Together they have a son and a daughter.