Bills Mafia will have to practice social distancing while celebrating Tom Brady’s departure from the AFC East-reigning Patriots.
On Tuesday, Buffalo mayor Byron Brown reiterated guidelines installed due to the coronavirus outbreak, notably restaurants going take-out only and social gatherings limited to 10 — likely curbing the guest lists (and available tables) for Brady farewell parties.
“Just a reminder, bars and restaurants are open for takeout and delivery only. So for those of you that want to celebrate Tom Brady leaving the New England Patriots, and hopefully, leaving the AFC East, there are no mass gatherings,” Brown said. “Celebrate responsibly, celebrate at home, and with less than 10 people present.”
Brady is expected to wear a new uniform for the first time in 20 seasons when he officially signs with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He’ll join a handful of veteran quarterbacks in the NFC South, including the Saints’ Drew Brees, Matt Ryan of the Falcons, and new Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.
The Patriots — under Brady — have claimed the AFC East titles since 2009. Perhaps this season will be the Bills’ year.