They took a full-page ad out of the Tampa Bay Times to thank Brady for all of his contributions.
Read their message below:
For 20 amazing years, you gave us everything you had. When you arrived as a sixth-round pick - and the best selection this franchise has ever made - no one imagined all you'd accomplish how much you'd mean to an entire region. You now leave New England after two decades of dominance as the GOAT and forever a part of our family.
Your passion for the game, competitiveness, and constant pursuit of excellence resulted in an unprecedented six Super Bowl victories, nine conference championships, and 17 division titles. You're now recognized as the greatest of all time for what you've accomplished on the field, but you're an even better person. Thank you, Tom, for your countless contributions to the New England Patriots, and we wish you and your beautiful family continued success. There will never be another Tom Brady.
To the Buccaneers fans and Tampa Bay community - take care of him. You got a great one.
With much love and appreciation,
The Kraft Family and the New England Patriots
The @Patriots took out a full-page ad in today's @TB_Times honoring and thanking @TomBrady
"To the Buccaneers fans and Tampa Bay community - take care of him. You got a great one."
Classy gesture. #GOAT pic.twitter.com/r6VeBN7etG
— Mark Katches (@markkatches) March 22, 2020
After Brady announced he was moving on from the Patriots, the Kraft family -- led by team owner Robert Kraft and his son, team president Jonathan Kraft -- also thanked their longtime quarterback with 12 billboard tributes spread out across New England.
Kraft family, Patriots thank Tom Brady with full-page ad in Tampa Bay Times originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston