American football quarterback, Tom Brady, is leaving the New England Patriots, after 12 successful years with the team.
He made this known on his Twitter page earlier today, though he is yet to reveal his next destination.
42-year-old Tom Brady had a successful spell with the New England Patriots, he won six Super Bowl victories, nine AFC titles, 219 wins, and three Most Valuable Player awards after 20 seasons with the club.
In a statement, he wrote:
‘To all my teammates, coaches, executives, Coach Belichick, RKK, and the Kraft family and the entire organization,’ Belichick’s statement began. ‘I want to say thank you for the past twenty years of my life and the daily commitment to winning and creating a winning culture built on great values. I am grateful for all that you have taught me – I have learned from everyone.
‘You have allowed me to maximize my potential and that is all a player can ever hope for. Everything we have accomplished brings me great joy and the lessons I have learned will carry on with me forever. I couldn’t be the man I am today without the relationships you have allowed me to build with you. I have benefited from all you have given me. I cherished every opportunity I had to be a part of our team, and I love you all for that.
‘Our team has always set a great standard in pro sports and I know it will continue to do just that.’
‘Although my football journey will take place elsewhere, I appreciate everything that we have achieved and am grateful for our incredible TEAM accomplishment,’ he wrote. ‘I have been privileged to have had the opportunity to know each and everyone of you, and to have the memories we’ve created together.’