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Tom Brady Opens up about Decision to Leave New England Patriots for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Busayo Ogunjimi
Sep 12, 2020
11:00 P.M.
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This past offseason, Tom Brady shocked fans by announcing that he would be leaving the New England Patriots for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In a recent interview, the quarterback elaborated more on the decision.


Tom Brady appeared on an "Armchair Experts" podcast episode with Dax Shepard and Monica Padman. The pair spoke on a wide array of topics, including his start at the league and his health regimen.

On the issue of adjusting to life in Tampa Bay, Brady explained that it had been a bit of a learning curve. He has already tried to adjust to so much as it is. 

Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks on during pregame at Super Bowl LIII on February 3, 2019. | Photo: Getty Images


Shepard also asked about how it felt to leave the Patriots. As Brady explained, that was one of the most challenging decisions for him to ever make. Explaining further, Brady pointed out that he felt the time was right for him to leave his former team. He said:

"For one reason or another, it didn't work that I was going to continue there, but it doesn't take away from what I had...made me more prepared for what I'm experiencing now."


Despite leaving New England, Brady has called his time with the team "incredible." He had nothing but praise for the Patriots organization and players.

Brady's time with the Patriots was definitely magical. He won six Super Bowl titles with the team, and many consider him the greatest football player.


Brady has never been shy to talk about his career in New England and deciding to leave the team. Earlier this year, he revealed that his primary reason for leaving the Patriots was to get a new challenge.

The quarterback explained that he had achieved everything in New England. Given that he never left the team before, he chose to take on the challenge.  


Brady added that he loved the exciting feeling of changing teams. The Buccaneers haven't been the best team, and fans will want to see if Brady brings a Super Bowl there.

For now, however, the quarterback is working to ensure that his family is as comfortable as possible in Tampa Bay. Speaking on the podcast, he explained that his 7-year-old daughter, Vivian, is still experiencing some trouble with adjusting to the city's weather

As Brady pointed out, his daughter has become used to the cold in New England. So, she doesn't always love to eat out with the family. However, the adjustment experience has been smooth generally. Very soon, it'll be time to hit the field.