Will Tom Brady end his NFL career with the New England Patriots in a surprising twist?
Foxborough, Massachusetts - Tom Brady will retire as a New England Patriot if owner Robert Kraft gets his way.
The seven-time Super Bowl winner announced his retirement on Wednesday, bringing an end to an epic 23-year career in the NFL.
Six of those Super Bowl victories came with the Patriots, but Brady spent the final three years of his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
However, Kraft does not want the quarterback to end his career with that franchise, and instead hopes he will sign a one-day contract with the Patriots.
"Not only do I want it, our fans are clamoring for it. To us, he always has been and always will be a Patriot," Kraft told CNN.
"We will do everything in our power to bring him back, have him sign off as a Patriot and find ways to honor him for many years to come.
"He did so much to bring life and good cheer to our community and he's a beloved figure and he's earned the respect and love that people feel for him like no other athlete in our town, and we've had some great ones."
Tom Brady's legacy is unmatched, as tributes poured in from around the sports world upon news of his departure from the game.
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