​Tom Brady has always been known to take no-name receivers and bring them to the big stage. He elevates the game of his weapons and gives them a spotlight to perform in. 


Chris Hogan was one of the beneficiaries of Brady's greatness. His time in ​New England has come to an end, though, as he signed a ​one-year deal with the Panthers


Hogan took to Instagram to thank everyone who supported him during his time with the Pats. It's pretty emotional: 

His caption read, "Just wanted to finally say thank you to all of patriot nation, the patriots organization and all my teammates. It was an incredible 3 years and I am blown away at the amount of support My family has been been given from teammates and fans. I Made a lot of memories in New England and more importantly a lot of friendships that I will have for the rest of my life. I enjoyed every second that I spent in Boston, playing, working, daily grind of the season, they were all unforgettable seasons. 3 years and 3 Super Bowl appearances is something you only dream of as a player. So thank you to all my teammates, coaches and fans for letting me be a part of 3 very special teams and great city. That being said I am beyond excited for the next chapter of my career! Panther nation letsssss gooooooooo! You will get nothing but my best effort day in and day out. And lastly a big thank you to my family for always supporting my dream. @ashleykayhogan without you none of this is possible. #panthers#patriots #newchapter."


Hogan arrived to New England in 2016 after signing a three-year deal. He had the best year of his career in his first year with the ​Patriots, finishing with 680 receiving yards and four touchdowns. 


During the three-year span, Hogan made three straight Super Bowls. He experienced all the ups and downs: a historic comeback win in his first year, a devastating loss in his second year, and then another Super Bowl win last season.

Hogan's production will be missed, as he was a dependable target for TB12. 


While Hogan heads to his new team in Carolina, the Patriots will be restocking their talent once again in hopes of their fourth straight Super Bowl appearance.