BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — It was the return of the G.O.A.T in the NFL on Sunday night: Patriots legend Tom Brady announced he was coming back out of retirement for a 23rd season, just six weeks after his initial announcement.
"These past two months I’ve realized my place is still on the field and not in the stands," Brady said in a post to Twitter on Sunday. He gave love to his teammates and family, saying he had "unfinished business."
Fans on the streets of Boston early Monday were mostly unsurprised that Brady was coming out of retirement.
"He can still play. He's better than most of the quarterbacks out there, why shouldn't he keep playing?" one said.
Brady made clear that he would be returning to Tampa, not the Patriots, as some had hoped. The quarterback spent 20 years playing with the Patriots, and the last two seasons with the Buccaneers.
"I am surprised about that one, because we do love him here," said another fan.
Brady is still under contract with the Buccaneers for the next season.
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