Remembering Tom Brady’s final pass as a Patriot — a pick-six

first_imgTom Brady confirmed the end of an era Tuesday. The former Patriots quarterback — that feels weird to type out — announced that his football future will not be with New England, capping an illustrious 20-season career in Foxborough.Unfortunately for Brady, his presumed final play in a Pats uniform wasn’t of the walk-off variety. Well, it was, but only because it ensured the Pats would lose the game and end their playoff run: a game-ending, career-capping pick-six against Titans cornerback Logan Ryan, himself a former Patriot. And to think, it all started with one hit by Mo Lewis back in 2001.The question now becomes where Brady’s NFL future will take place. The early favorites are the Chargers and Bucs, but who knows what might take place as the free agency period begins. Regardless, Brady will be expected to step in and immediately elevate the quarterback play wherever he lands.It’s possible he’ll do just that, even as he enters his 21st season in the league at 43 years old. But nothing he does from here will change that one final play in a Patriots uniform. Former Patriots CB Logan Ryan intercepts Tom Brady for the— Sporting News (@sportingnews) January 5, 2020MORE: Tom Brady says goodbye to PatriotsA less-than-ideal send-off for one of the game’s greats, but a delightful dose of schadenfreude for probably everyone else who watched Brady become the face of the NFL’s evil empire. It’s hard to feel too bad for a guy who threw for 74,571 yards and 541 touchdowns to 179 interceptions, who has six Super Bowl rings, four Super Bowl MVPs, three NFL MVPs and who suffered only one losing season in his 20-year tenure.last_img read more