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Tom Brady’s 112-game start streak will come to an end

Tom Brady's Deflategate suspension will bring an end to his streak as the Patriots quarterback.

Tom Brady has decided to accept his four-game suspension for Deflategate. Brandon Wade/AP

Tom Brady’s start streak will come to an end during Week 1 of the 2016 season.

Brady said Friday that he will end his legal battle with the NFL over Deflategate. In turn, he will miss the Patriots’ first four games while serving his suspension. At that point, Brady’s 112 start-streak will end, which will make him the first quarterback in NFL history with two separate streaks of 100-game regular-season starts, according to Elias Sports Bureau.

Brady last missed a regular-season game due to an ACL injury he suffered in Week 1 of 2008.

The last time Tom Brady did not start the season as the Patriots starting quarterback was in 2001 when Drew Bledsoe was the season-opening starter, according to ESPN Stats and Info.

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