Tom Brady showed some respect for a player who caught more than 300 of his passes.
The New England quarterback made a surprise appearance at Kevin Faulk’s induction into the Patriots Hall of Fame on Monday night at Gillette Stadium.
“What a pleasure to spend as many years as I did in the backfield with,” Brady said of Faulk. “His commitment to our team was exceptional. You guys saw it, and you appreciated it.”
Watch the full speech below.
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Before delivering the speech, Brady unveiled a Faulk jersey. Faulk wore Brady’s jersey not only to the induction ceremony, but also to the 2016 NFL Draft, after the Patriots were stripped of a first-round selection due to Deflategate.
“Respecting what I did, and showing it right back. That’s what that was,” Faulk said Monday of Brady wearing his jersey. “There’s so much love there. I was like, ‘Wow, wow, Thank you.'”
Here’s a video of Brady’s arrival and unveiling of his No. 33 jersey.