The quarterback's father, Tom Brady Sr., said Thursday he can't wait to see his son beat his former team in a Sunday night matchup in Week 4.
"I saw the schedule come out last night, and I started salivating when I saw that we play the Patriots in the fourth game of the season, and we’re coming up here to make our record 4-0," Brady Sr. told "Zolak & Bertrand" of 98.5 The Sports Hub.
"We expect to beat the Patriots rather handily," he added.
Not only will Brady have the chance to get a win over the team he spent 20 seasons and won six Super Bowls with, but he will also have the chance to set another NFL record.
The 43-year-old will enter the season just 1,154 yards behind Drew Brees' all-time career passing yards mark of 80,358. If Brady can maintain his 2020 average of 289.6 passing yards per game, he can break Brees' record in Foxboro.
Fans are apparently already clamoring to witness Brady's return to New England in person.
The Buccaneers will kick off their title defense at home against the Dallas Cowboys in the first game of the 2021 season on Sept. 9. Tampa Bay will then face the Atlanta Falcons and Los Angeles Rams before the prime-time contest with the Patriots.