However, it was his latest post on Twitter and Instagram that shook many Patriots fans to their core Tuesday night.
As everyone knows, Tom Terrific’s days as the starting quarterback for New England are going to come to an end some day in the near future. We just don’t know specifically when that will happen yet.
So when TB12 posted photos of himself getting ready for another season at training camp with the caption, “Treat my first like my last, and my last like my first!” there were some New England fans who took it to me that Brady was hinting this might be his last year.
The fact that that very quote is straight from Jay-Z’s “My 1st Song” off his 2003 record The Black Album was apparently lost on many people because a whole bunch of fans started cracking up with panic at the thought of Tommy Touchdown calling it quits.
You’re scaring me Tom— Michael King (@mikewking11) June 4, 2019
Don’t like this last talk....— Ken 🏌️ (@KenKpander) June 4, 2019
Tom, please don’t tell me this is your last.....— Chris Godwin (@cgodwin1844) June 4, 2019
Tom, please don’t refer to this as your last— Nick Aceto (@Nick45Aceto) June 5, 2019
Brady retiring 👀— Ohio First Sports (@OhioFirstPod) June 5, 2019
wait, last ???— ً (@rtovatt) June 5, 2019
This best not be a hint at something— Joe Nestor (@JoeNestor56) June 4, 2019
I just fainted— Daniel Hegarty (@Bonesaw_) June 4, 2019
Last? Say it isn’t so...— Russ McDonald (@russdmac) June 4, 2019
WHAT DO YOU MEAN LAST????— Derek Lombardo (@dclombardo) June 4, 2019
Nooo— Thomas Coffman (@CoffmanThomas12) June 5, 2019
I hope your playing games with us.... I don’t want to think about your retirement! Just play forever! 🐐🐐🐐— Calum Macintyre (@Calum_1) June 4, 2019
Don’t even say that Tom. 4 more years 4 more years!— Dabo Swinney Stan Acct (@ggregga24) June 4, 2019
I cracked your riddle on your tweet about your first and last ...PLEASE DON'T GO!!!!— NsightFromTheNside (@TheNside) June 4, 2019
There is ZERO chance that Brady didn’t know he would spark this kind of reaction when he posted that quote, right?