Chris Evans Confesses His Love for the New England Patriots

As a New England Patriots fan, Chris Evans has enjoyed the teams’ victory streak. After winning the Super Bowl in 2019, the team set records for the most Super Bowl games reached and tied with the Steelers for the most Super Bowl games won.

Being from Massachusetts, Evans has long been a Patriots fan, and as he describes it, he’s a big one: “Off the charts—a 10,” when asked about his level of fandom. His adoration makes sense: He lives in rural Massachusetts, just outside of Boston, a few miles from where he grew up.

“I was never much of a ‘I can’t wait to leave this town’ kind of kid,” Evans told Men’s Journal in his cover story. “This is home to me. I have no desire to lay down roots somewhere else… If I have to drive somewhere with the windows down, the music up, on a nice summer day, there’s nowhere I’d rather do it than here.”

With a team as successful as the Patriots—and a quarterback as polarizing as Tom Brady—Evans understands why not everyone is a fan.

“They’ve been to more Super Bowls than any other NFL team’s entire history,” Evans said. “Tom Brady himself has been to more than any other team’s entire history. I understand that probably pisses people off—it’s like why people hate the Yankees: They’re just too good.”

Read more about Evans’ training for Avengers: Endgame, how it felt to play Captain America for a decade, and what’s next for the star in his Men’s Journal cover story.