Reaction was swift on social media to Tom Brady’s announcement Tuesday morning that he was leaving the Patriots.
NBA All-Star Kevin Durant replied to the Instagram post with “Blessings champ. Can’t wait to watch the next chapter”
NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders responded “Pure Class!💯”
Dorchester-born actor Mark Wahlberg, who has worked with Brady in film and television, responded with a “❤️”.
Former Patriots receiver Antonio Brown responded with “🐐”
Former Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich: “Perfectly said Tom!!!! Your the best!!!!”
Former soccer star David Beckham replied “🐐 The Journey continues @tombrady 🏈”
NFL wide receiver Demaryius Thomas: “The journey continues my brudda @tombrady 💯💪🏾”
Some former teammates took to Twitter to share their thoughts.
Former Patriots linebacker and current ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi, who won three Super Bowls with Brady:
Special teams ace Matt Chatham, who was a member of the first three Super Bowl-winning teams, showed his appreciation:
Patriots radio analyst Scott Zolak’s tweet got a response from Brady:
You are a great friend Zo!— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) March 17, 2020
Former defensive end Chris Long, who won Super Bowl LI with Brady:
Brady just left Boston on St. Paddy’s day and i believe that’s a hate crime.— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) March 17, 2020
Former cornerback Darrelle Revis, who won Super Bowl XLIX with Brady:
Practice against Tom Brady everyday was like playing on the 92’ Dream Team. He brought that much intensity to the practice field. Which ever team he lands I’m sure he will continue his legacy of playing a great brand of football. #TB12 pic.twitter.com/Y6tKUOapIk— Darrelle Revis (@Revis24) March 17, 2020
Wide receiver/kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson, a member of the Super Bowl LIII championship team, seemed to be concerned for his former teammate:
Others had some fun with the announcement:
Sal Iacono, a frequent performer on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
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