Patriots defensive tackle Byron Cowart won’t be rolling out the red carpet when Tom Brady makes his much-anticipated return to New England in Week Four.
“We ain’t welcoming him, we just got to play him. There ain’t going to be no damn ceremony for him or nothing like that,” Cowart, who was a rookie during Brady’s last season with the Patriots, said recently on the “Patriots of Life” podcast. “(Fans) might clap for him, but… bro, this is our opponent. Bro, what? We like to win.”
There probably will be a ceremony for Brady, a future Hall of Famer who led the Patriots to six Super Bowls before leaving for Tampa last offseason and winning a championship with the Buccaneers.
“We should have a fun night,” Patriots owner Rob Kraft told TMZ in May of Brady’s homecoming. “Excited to have him. He’s a great guy and he did so much for us. I love him.”
It won’t be cheap for Patriots fans to welcome Brady back to Gillette Stadium for the primetime Oct. 3 matchup, with tickets listed for as much as $8,000 on the secondary market.