- The Patriots flew from Providence to Minneapolis on Monday morning
- They will face the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl on Sunday
- Brady and the Patriots have a chance to win a sixth Lombardi Trophy since ’01
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is typically reserved in public, but that did not stop him from punctuating a team rally on Monday by dropping the mic before he and his teammates left for Minnesota for Super Bowl LII.
‘Patriots nation is stronger than ever’ he said at Monday’s ‘Not Done Super Bowl LII Send-Off Rally,’ according to WPRI Providence.
‘We love you, Patriots out!’ Brady added while extending his hand in the air to give his mic drop its maximum effect.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady drops the mic after speaking to fans at a Super Bowl send off rally for the team at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough on Monday morning
Brady to fans before flying to Minnesota from Providence: ‘We love you, Patriots out!’
The free rally took place at Gillette Stadium, where the Patriots pulled off a dramatic fourth-quarter comeback against Jacksonville on January 21 to advance to the Super Bowl on February 4, when they will face the Philadelphia Eagles.
Other Patriots players and coaches spoke at the rally, where fans enjoyed a performance by the cheerleaders as well as a t-shirt toss and other giveaways.
Wide receiver Danny Amendola referred to the supporters as ‘the best fan base in the NFL,’ while safety Devin McCourty told the crowd to ‘forget work today – just keep cheering.’
The Patriots then left Foxborough, Massachusetts for Providence’s T.F. Green Airport, where they departed for Minneapolis.
New England Patriots fans wait for the start of a Super Bowl send off rally for the team at Gillette Stadium on Monday. The Patriots face the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII Sunday
One Patriots fan brought a football to Monday’s send-off rally
One fan held up a t-shirt with coach Bill Belichick’s likeness emblazoned across the front