FOXBORO, Mass. — The greatest quarterback in the history of the National Football League is coming home to Foxboro.
The New England Patriots on Thursday announced plans to honor Tom Brady during their 2023 home opener at Gillette Stadium in September.
“12 is coming home. Tom Brady will be honored at our home opener,” the Patriots said in a tweet with a graphic that said “LFG!”
The Patriots have dubbed the opener the “Thank You Tom Game.” A date for the game will be made known during the 2023 NFL schedule release on Thursday night.
In a video, Patriots owner Robert Kraft said, “The greatest player in the history of the game played right here in Foxboro, and I’m happy to tell you…I invited him back to come here and be with us at the opening game.”
In February, Brady announced that he was retiring from the NFL “for good.”
Brady spent 20 seasons with the Patriots, capturing six Super Bowl rings. He went on to win a seventh Super Bowl title with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2021.
In addition to holding the most Super Bowl wins in NFL history, Brady is the only player to have won five Super Bowl MVP awards.
“The greatest player in the history of the game played right here in Foxboro, and I’m happy to tell you…I invited him back to come here and be with us at the opening game.”— New England Patriots (@Patriots) May 11, 2023
Robert Kraft on honoring @TomBrady at @GilletteStadium. pic.twitter.com/Dg4Aq2TXvq
12 is coming home.@TomBrady will be honored at our home opener at @GilletteStadium.— New England Patriots (@Patriots) May 11, 2023
Full game info tonight at 8:00 PM on @nflnetwork. pic.twitter.com/ot2iEO7EDa
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