FOXBOROUGH, MA (WHDH) - Patriots quarterback Tom Brady spoke at Gillette Stadium Friday and told reporters he looks forward to playing against his hometown team.
Brady, who grew up a 49ers fan, will be starting against San Francisco for the first time in his career. He missed playing at their former home, Candlestick Park, back in 2008 because of an injury.
“It’s still great to go back there and play in the Bay Area,” said Brady. “I have a lot of family and friends who live there and I’m sure there will be a lot of support from a lot of people.” Brady said he is already expecting lots of people he knows will be attending Sunday’s game.
Former 49ers players Joe Montana and Steve Young may be at the game for an event honoring a former general manager. Brady said he would love to see his childhood heroes, saying he is still a big fan.
Brady also spoke about the new Foot Locker commercial he stars in, where he jokes about the deflategate scandal. Brady said he liked the company’s history of doing funny commercials and when Foot Locker approached him about doing an ad, he thought it would be a “cool idea.”
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