Robert Kraft and family thank Tom Brady for ’20 amazing years'

Robert Kraft and family thank Tom Brady for ’20 amazing years'
FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, left, embraces quarterback Tom Brady after defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC championship NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass. Brady, the centerpiece of the New England Patriots’ championship dynasty over the past two decades, appears poised to leave the only football home he has ever had. The 42-year-old six-time Super Bowl winner posted Tuesday, March 17, 2020, on social media “my football journey will take place elsewhere.” The comments were the first to indicate the most-decorated player in NFL history would leave New England. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File) (Winslow Townson)

Robert Kraft and his family have to say goodbye to Tom Brady like the rest of New England. Even though none of us want to or are ready.

Kraft bought a full-page ad in the Tampa Bay Times, thanking the former Patriots quarterback for his “20 amazing years,” six Super Bowl rings, and countless memories.

“When you arrived as a sixth-round pick -- and the best selection this franchise has ever made -- no one imagined all you’d accomplish or how much you’d soon mean to an entire region,” Kraft wrote.

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“You now leave New England after two decades of dominance as the GOAT and forever a part of our family.”

Brady announced last week that he was moving on from New England to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.