Just like Michael Jordan built the Chicago Bulls, Tom Brady is the main guy behind the New England Patriots' success. You can try and deny it or sugarcoat it but there's just no way to diminish what he did for that franchise.
That's why everybody has been eager to watch him go at it vs. Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots, albeit the 'Brady vs Belichick' debate seems pretty much set at this point after last year's Super Bowl.
Watching Brady back at Gilette Stadium will be an emotional time for NFL fans for sure and even for him, as he recently admitted that it will most likely be the last time in his career that he plays there:
Brady Says Week 4 Will Probably Be His Last Game At Foxboro
“Unfortunately, we’re going to be on different sides of the stadium this time around,” Brady said in an interview with Jim Gray on SiriusXM, as quoted by the Boston Herald. “I’ve got a lot of familiarity playing in the stadium. You know, we’ve got to first get to training camp and see where we’re going to be and then get through the first three weeks of the year, but I’m sure it’ll be a great opportunity for me to go back to a place I know as well as anyone. It’ll be a great day for football.”
“I’m not naive to the fact there’s some marquee games you always look at over the course of the season, a matchup of places guys have been versus where they’re at now,” Brady added. “You know, brothers playing one another, or former Super Bowl teams going — when we played the Giants in the regular season, it always felt like it was a little more when I was with the Patriots. So, naturally, there’s just more buildup, but at the end of the day, it’s going to be a game where we’re going to prepare like we’ve been preparing.”
Brady isn't getting any younger and it's not a secret that we're approaching the sunset of his career, even if he's still one of the best players in the league. So, let's all mark that Week 4 game on our calendars, as it'll be yet another historic event featuring him and the Gilette Stadium.