After 20 years, Tom Brady is moving on from the New England Patriots, but there can be no denying his impact on the local sports scene in Boston.

Who better to attest to that than Zdeno Chara, right? From one Boston sports great to another, Chara took to Instagram to thank Brady for his contributions, saying that he’ll be cheering him on in Tampa Bay.


It’s with sadness and joy I find myself reflecting on the news of my friend and sports legend @TomBrady moving on from the @Patriots. For New England and it’s fan base, Tom’s departure is a major loss to the role he plays in leading the incredible Patriots. His 20 years have brought us all some of the most memorable moments in sports history. His departure leaves us with mixed feelings. We feel a loss but we also hope that he continues to have an outstanding career. Thank you Tom for the best 20 years of New England sports memories. Your leadership, athletic achievements and your contributions to Boston will forever be remembered by many generations. I wish you all the best. We will be watching and cheering you on!

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Since 2006, Chara has led the Bruins from their blueline, which means he’s had a front row seat for most of Brady’s Patriots tenure. Boston sports fans sure get the best of it, don’t they?

There should be no resentment over Brady’s decision to leave, and so far, it doesn’t seem like there’s any at all — the Kraft family on behalf of the Patriots took a full-page ad out in a Tampa-based newspaper to thank Brady, anointing him as the GOAT.

h/t Instagram/zeechara33