New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is promising a special day when the Patriots honor Tom Brady on Sunday during the regular-season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles.
“He’s really excited and I’m excited, because our fans never really got a chance to say goodbye in a proper way. And we’re going to do something special and unique with him,” Kraft said Thursday night at a ceremonial ribbon-cutting event for a $250-million renovation of Gillette Stadium.
“He has 20 members of his family coming, all his nephews, nieces, his sisters, his parents. So we’re honored to be hosting all of them.”
Kraft said there will be a halftime ceremony.
“He made such amazing contributions,” Kraft said. “When you think about it, the NFL is 103 years old and we were privileged to have the greatest player in the history of the game for 20 percent of those years right here. I think it’s kind of cool we can say ‘thank you’ to him.”
Robert Kraft on plans for Tom Brady at the season opener: Going to do something unique and special … as Brady is excited to come with 20 members of his family. pic.twitter.com/OZbVJTO9l3
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) September 7, 2023