The New England Patriots won't be playing in Super Bowl LV on Feb. 7, but many of the team's players are happy that their former teammate, Tom Brady, will be taking part in the big game.
Brady led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the Super Bowl with a 31-26 win over the Green Bay Packers in Sunday's NFC Championship Game at Lambeau Field.
The 43-year-old quarterback is in his first season with the Bucs, who will become the first team in league history to play a Super Bowl in its home stadium.
Brady will be making his 10th Super Bowl appearance. The first nine of his career came in the 20 seasons he spent with the Patriots from 2000 through 2019.
Several of his former teammates praised and/or congratulated Brady for his victory Sunday. Here's a roundup of that reaction from Patriots players.