New England Patriots

Patriots Nation was well-represented at the official send-off for the team on Monday morning.

Hundreds gathered — some as early as 3am — for the Not Done Send-Off Rally that kicked off at 9am with New England Patriots players and team management in the shadow of Gillette Stadium.

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Team president Jonathan Kraft addressed the crowd from the stage, surrounded by a handful of players before handing the microphone off to head coach Bill Belichick.

“Thank you. Thanks for coming out today. Really appreciate your support. You guys were great last Sunday, it was awesome,” Belichick said to the crowd. “For those of you going to Minnesota, we’ll see you there. For those of you that aren’t, I know you’ll be cheering your hearts out back here, and we’ll see you Monday.”

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Patriots players Danny Amendola, Devin McCourty and Duron Harmon also addressed the crowd before handing it off to quarterback Tom Brady.

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“They got the MVP gonna be announced next week, and I think we all know who that’s gonna be,” Harmon said to the cheering crowd. “It’s the GOAT!”

Harmon then handed the microphone off to Tom Brady.

“Thank you guys for your support all year, it’s been an incredible journey. We got one more to go. We got a locker room full of guys that are ready for the challenge,” Brady said. “We got one more to go! We love you! Patriots out!”

Cheers erupted as high fives were shared among the players on stage, which included Rob Gronkowski, who did not address the crowd.

Gronkowski is still recovering from a concussion sustained in last week’s AFC Championship game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The team then headed out in busses bound for T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, RI for the flight to Minneapolis.