Patriots to Give Tom Brady Major Honor After HOF Induction

Tom Brady continues to be honored by the New England Patriots after his induction into the Hall of Fame.
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The greatest Patriot of all time, Tom Brady, was inducted into the New England Patriots Hall of Fame on June 12. Brady was honored in front of 60,000 fans, and hundreds of his former teammates and coaches at Gillette Stadium. His No. 12 jersey will never be worn in New England.

The New England Patriots will continue honoring him even after the ceremony. Owner Robert Kraft said that a 12-foot-tall statue of Brady will be unveiled during the 2024 season.

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This is particularly noteworthy because the Patriots have never done this before. Despite having so many all-time greats in Patriots history, none have their own statue.

Even though the entire night was dedicated to honoring Brady, the G.O.A.T. made an effort to honor his teammates, coaches, and other member of the organization throughout the event.

"Nothing of significance in life is accomplished as an individual. Nobody individually hangs those six banners up there. The team does. Here in New England it's always about 'we' and 'us,' not 'me' or 'mine.' Relationships are built on shared experiences, and the most meaningful thing in my life are relationships. I truly wish I had more time. I wish I had more time to give you all."

Tom Brady in his Hall of Fame speech

During his 20 years in New England, Brady won six Super Bowls and a whopping 17 AFC East titles. The Patriots became the most dominant team in sports in that span. He can honor the people around him all he wants, but Patriots fans know that No. 12 was the biggest reason they have those six banners up in the rafters.

A statue to commemorate that is fitting to his importance to this organization.

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