The most anticipated regular season game on the 2021 NFL schedule is Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady returning to Gillette Stadium to play against his former New England Patriots teammates.
The game is set for Week 4 on NBC's "Sunday Night Football", and tickets for the event already are hitting crazy prices.
Brady reacted Thursday morning on Twitter to the upcoming matchup using a clever analogy:
Well played, Tom.
Brady's father, Tom Brady Sr., also is very much looking forward to the Patriots-Bucs showdown in October.
"I started salivating when I saw that we’re playing the Patriots in the fourth game of the season, and we’re coming up here to make our record 4-0," Brady Sr. said Thursday on 98.5 The Sports Hub show "Zolak & Bertrand". " ... We expect to beat the Patriots rather handily, frankly."
The hype surrounding this game is already pretty high, and it's only going to grow larger as Brady's return to New England nears.