Former New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady is officially back in town. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are set to face the Patriots on NBC’s Sunday Night Football. Brady and Co. arrived in town on Sunday night.
Video of Brady’s hotel arrival has gone viral on social media.
If fans were wondering how Brady would be received in New England – would fans cheer him? Boo him? A mix of both? – they got their answer on Saturday night.
Brady was treated to a very raucous set of applause and chants as he made his way off the team bus and into the hotel on Saturday evening.
Tom Brady has arrived in New England.
Chants of “Brady! Brady! Brady!”
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) October 3, 2021
It should be an emotional night in New England.
“U would think everyone would be booing him cause they hate him for leaving them. But they actually realize it was smart for him to leave,” one fan tweeted.
“The man gave the Patriot fans a lifetime of memories with 9 Super Bowl appearances and 6 Super Bowl wins. Bravo for giving a warm welcome back,” another fan tweeted.
“Exactly the response he should get,” another fan tweeted.
Perhaps the response inside Gillette Stadium will be different on Sunday night, but most expect Brady to get a standing ovation.
Kickoff is set for 8:20 p.m. E.T. on NBC.