Tom Brady bids a powerful farewell to Patriots fans on Instagram

My journey over the past 20 years in New England has been amazing. It's been a long road, and I wouldn't change anything about it. The support and love of New England fans has always been unconditional. Thank you, Pats Nation #TheOnlyWayIsThrough

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By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com

Tom Brady has said his various goodbyes, and his departure from the Patriots to Tampa Bay is beginning to sink in. And his latest farewell, perhaps the final one to Patriots fans, is no less poignant.

Brady posted a new video to his Instagram page featuring past comments from both himself and longtime Patriots teammate Matthew Slater, highlighting the relationships he built with his teammates along the way. And yes, this time he gives a shoutout to "great coach" Bill Belichick along with owner Robert Kraft.

HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 05: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates after the Patriots celebrates after the Patriots defeat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 during Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 05: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates after the Patriots celebrates after the Patriots defeat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 during Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Unfortunately it won't serve as a pump-up video of any kind whatsoever for Pats fans. New England is now left with an uncertain road at quarterback for the first time in 20 years, and the hope that second-year fourth-round pick Jarrett Stidham can out-perform his draft status and be a good starter for Bill Belichick.

But that shouldn't take away from the unprecedented and unparalleled level of memories that Brady provided to New England for two decades. This Instagram video should at least help reflect on the best of times, even in the worst of times.

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