Teammate. Friend. Brother. Leader. Champion.
All five of those words describe former Patriots wideout Danny Amendola perfectly, and they're the exact terminology Tom Brady used in a heartfelt post dedicated to his departed former target.
Amendola surprisingly signed a contract with the division rival Dolphins on Tuesday, signaling his departure not only from the Patriots, but from his bromance with TB12. Brady's post says it all, and the photos will make any true Pats fan tear up.
Brady chose both iconic pictures of Amendola on the field, and personal pictures of the two hanging out and celebrating their frequent success off of it.
It's tough to argue with Amendola's decision to cash in, even if it'll likely mean less success in the AFC East. It'll take some getting used to for Pats fans, of course, as Amendola will line up against New England twice a year.
"Hey, Patriots fans, Danny Amendola signed with the Dolphins"— WTP Sports (@WTPsports) March 13, 2018
Pats fans: pic.twitter.com/9tTfIIv1A2
Amendola is a valued addition to any receiving corps, and if Ryan Tannehill can have a measure of success behind center even remotely similar to Danny's time in Foxborough, the Phins might just catch the NFL off-guard.