Tom Brady Pens Thank You Letter To Bruce Arians After Coach Retires

Nov 14, 2021; Landover, MD USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) talks with head coach Bruce Arians before an NFL game at FedEx Field. (Steve Jacobson, Image of Sport)

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Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have a new head coach for the 2022-23 NFL season, after Bruce Arians abruptly announced he was retiring from coaching. Arians is stepping down as head coach and taking a role in the front office, while defensive coordinator Todd Bowles is set to take over as head coach.

After the news became official, Brady took to social media to share a heartfelt thank you letter to Arians.

Brady only played under Arians for two seasons, but his no-nonsense style appears to have resonated with the future Hall of Fame quarterback.

“Thank you, BA for all that you have done for me and our team. You are an incredible man and coach, and it was a privilege to play for you. You are a true NFL legend and pioneer for all the work you have done to make the league more diverse and inclusive,” Brady wrote on Instagram. “Smart, tough, and loyal are a few of the words to describe your style. I will always remember the conversations we had when you recruited me two years ago and all of the things we discussed came true.  We all benefited from your leadership and guidance and I’m so proud of everything we accomplished. You were a huge part of the decision to join the Bucs and I’m forever grateful.

“I’m so happy you will spend the much-deserved time with your loving and supportive family that has given so much to our communities. Congratulations on an amazing coaching career but more importantly, how you positively impacted me and everyone else in the game of football.”

Brady briefly retired after the season but recently announced he will be returning to Tampa Bay for another year.

It will be interesting to see how the team moves forward with Bowles replacing Arians as the head coach, but Brady will be trying to make a push for one final Super Bowl run before hanging up his cleats for good.

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