Twenty years is quite the commitment. Just ask Tom Brady, who was drafted by the New England Patriots in 2000 and went on to spend 20 straight seasons with the team.
But now it’s time for his second act with a new NFL team. The 42-year-old, who is arguably the best quarterback of all time, confirmed on social media Friday morning that he had signed a contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Seeing the six-time Super Bowl champion suit up to play somewhere other than Gillette Stadium in the upcoming NFL season will certainly be odd. Let’s look at other sports stars who shocked the sports world when they left the team they had been with for 10 seasons or more.
When you think about Brett Favre, you think about the Green Bay Packers. The Hall of Fame quarterback spent 20 seasons in the NFL, and even though he retired in 2010 — a full decade ago! — he still holds numerous NFL records, including most consecutive starts by any player. Favre played for the Packers from 1992 to 2007, a whopping 16 seasons in which he was the face of the franchise, at the height of which he brought them a title by winning Super Bowl…