It was one of the strangest St. Patrick's day in Boston history...

Not only was there no parade, but one of the most iconic sports figures in New England history announced that he was leaving the area to try something new. 

The greatest quarterback of all time, Tom Brady, announced he was leaving the Patriots and a couple of days later signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The reason for the break up between the Patriots and Brady will be debated for years and we'll probably never know what happened behind the scenes, but one thing's for sure and that's that Brady will be missed. 

Boston Bruins' captain Zdeno Chara is one of the people who will miss him deeply after always having praise for Brady and wrote a heartfelt goodbye to the former Patriots quarterback. 

"It’s with sadness and joy I find myself reflecting on the news of my friend and sports legend @TomBrady moving on from the @Patriots.

For New England and it’s fan base, Tom’s departure is a major loss to the role he plays in leading the incredible Patriots. His 20 years have brought us all some of the most memorable moments in sports history. His departure leaves us with mixed feelings. We feel a loss but we also hope that he continues to have an outstanding career.
Thank you Tom for the best 20 years of New England sports memories. Your leadership, athletic achievements and your contributions to Boston will forever be remembered by many generations. I wish you all the best. We will be watching and cheering you on!"

We all feel the same Big Z!

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It’s with sadness and joy I find myself reflecting on the news of my friend and sports legend @TomBrady moving on from the @Patriots. For New England and it’s fan base, Tom’s departure is a major loss to the role he plays in leading the incredible Patriots. His 20 years have brought us all some of the most memorable moments in sports history. His departure leaves us with mixed feelings. We feel a loss but we also hope that he continues to have an outstanding career. Thank you Tom for the best 20 years of New England sports memories. Your leadership, athletic achievements and your contributions to Boston will forever be remembered by many generations. I wish you all the best. We will be watching and cheering you on!
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