Over the course of twenty years, Tom Brady brought home six Super Bowls for the New England Patriots as he and Bill Belichick built the most dominant dynasty in NFL history. However, following the 2019-20 season, people suspected that Brady was finally going to leave the franchise, which is what he did when he took his talents to the Tampa Bay Bucs.
He made his presence known right away winning a Super Bowl in his first season after virtually no offseason while playing with a torn MCL.
Coming back to New England, he’ll definitely receive a tribute, but it won’t be coming from an ex-teammate. Patriots defensive tackle Byron Cowart, whose rookie year was Brady’s last in New England, said he’ll treat Brady the way he’d treat any other opponent.
“He’s done a lot of things for this organization,” Cowart said on the Patriots Way of Life podcast. “He’s coming back, but he’s coming back as an opponent, so I’m going to treat it like any opponent.”
Cowart also said he doesn’t want the team to do anything special to welcome Brady back.
“We ain’t welcoming him, we just got to play him. There ain’t going to be no damn ceremony for him or nothing like that,” Cowart said. “They might clap for him, but there’s not going to be no — bro, this is our opponent. Bro, what? We like to win.”
Unfortunately for Cowart, he has no say-so on anything that goes on with the team as I’m sure owner Robert Kraft likely doesn’t even know who the hell he is.