Brady said: “Every time you change teams you don’t know how it’s going to go, but there’s been incredible support from all the New England fans.
“My kids were born in Boston so I have a lot of love for New England, who gave me incredible support over the years.
“It was an amazing two decades of my life and I’ll always have a presence there.
“It’s really cool [to] have my football journey take me somewhere else, to play for a different team but still have incredible support.”
The six-time Super Bowl champion, dubbed the ‘GOAT’ due to his status as the greatest quarterback in NFL history, admitted he is receiving messages of encouragement from old teammates and coaches.
Brady’s teammate in Tampa, Rob Gronkowski, is another Patriot great who moved to Florida last summer.
The tight end admitted he felt that fans in New England were supporting the duo heading into Super Bowl LV.
Gronkowski said: “It’s a sense of relief to hear.
“They’re unbelievable fans up there. It settles in a place in my heart.
“[It’s] pretty special.”
Despite Brady’s unparalleled success throughout his career, the quarterback is eyeing a return to next year’s Super Bowl with the Buccaneers.
He admitted during Wednesday’s press conference that he believes the 2021 season could be even better, and that preparation will begin immediately after the full-time whistle on Sunday.
Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers face the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at the Raymond James Stadium on Sunday 7th February.
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