Tom Brady returns to hero’s welcome in New England and declares himself a ‘Patriot for life’

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady ran out of the tunnel in front of a screaming New England crowd one more time. He returned to the place where he established himself as one of the NFL’s greatest to thank the fans for “another day in this stadium that I will never forget.” With the six Super Bowl trophies he won for New England behind him, Brady took the stage set up on the field at halftime of the season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles and declared himself “a Patriot for life.” Brady led the Patriots to six NFL titles before leaving as a free agent in 2020 in a bitter breakup with coach Bill Belichick. Brady then led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a championship.

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