On the day he turned 41 years old, Tom Brady was welcomed to training camp with a rendition of “Happy Birthday”, performed by New England Patriots fans.
The five-time Super Bowl champion and three-time NFL MVP walked onto the field outside Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, as fans screamed and sang in his honor.
The Patriots also served a giant birthday cake for Brady, in the shape of his No. 12. The cake had white frosting with red, white and blue filling.
There were also balloon animals representing Brady, G.O.A.T. signs, No. 12 signs and a giant birthday card for fans to sign.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick was a little secretive regarding what he got for Brady’s birthday, but he did praise the future Hall of Famer.
“He has had a tremendous career,” Belichick told reporters. “He has had a spectacular career. He still plays at a very high level.”
Last year, the Patriots brought actual goats at training camp for Brady, a metaphor for his “greatest of all time” moniker.
Brady’s wife Gisele Bundchen also wished him a happy birthday through an Instagram post.
“Happy birthday my love! We love you so much !!! Keep on shining bright,” she wrote on Friday.
Brady proved he can still play as good as ever, and he’ll do that again this season. The Patriots begin the regular season at 1 p.m. Sept. 9 against the Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium.
Last year, Brady led the league with 581 passing attempts and 4,577 yards last season en route to the 2017 NFL MVP award, and he’ll do even better this year.