Patriots Honoring Slater With ‘Captain 18’ Pre-Game Hoodies vs. Jets
The New England Patriots’ team captain, Matthew Slater, received a heartfelt tribute from his teammates ahead of what could potentially be his final NFL game with the organization. This touching acknowledgment took place before the Week 18 showdown against the New York Jets.
The Patriots players are donning “Captain 18” shirts during warm-ups as a tribute to Matthew Slater, and he’s prominently featured on the cover of the GameDay magazine. With these gestures in play, speculation arises: could this game mark Slater’s farewell from the team?
During his entire career on the gridiron with New England, Slater has emerged as one of the NFL’s most esteemed players, showcasing his prowess both on and off the field. Regarded as the epitome of excellence, he sets the standard to which teammates and even coaches aspire. Boasting an impressive track record, Slater has served as team captain 13 times and clinched two first-team All-Pro selections (2016, 2019), along with three second-team All-Pro recognitions (2017, 2020, 2021). His remarkable achievements also include an unprecedented 10 Pro Bowl nods, establishing him as the special teamer with the most Pro Bowl appearances in NFL history.