He faced the Patriots last season as a member of the Washington Redskins, finishing the game with six receptions for 92 yards and a touchdown in a loss to his old team.
But before the two teams took the field, Gaffney made a point to catch up with Tom Brady. He told his old QB he had high hopes to have another season of catching passes from him.
“I was talking to Brady about it before the game, to get one more game together,” he said with a chuckle. “I never felt at that time it would happen, but things worked out and I’m here.”
Gresh & Zo: Brady-Gaffney Connection Right Picks Up Where It Left Off
Gaffney spent three seasons with the Patriots from 2006-2008, hauling in 85 catches for 1,059 yards and eight touchdowns. He became one of Brady’s favorite targets toward the end of the 2006 season, catching 21 passes in the playoffs after just 11 receptions in the regular season — including a pair of touchdowns "
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