Tom Brady was all over the headlines and social media last week, after the trailer for the latest episode of HBO’s “The Shop” released. Among other things, he explained his changing perspectives over his 21 year career.
During the episode, which has a lot of gems for Brady fans, Mav Carter and Draymond Green brought up his longevity. Brady has been in the league for 21 seasons, winning 7 Super Bowl rings on his way to cementing his legacy as the greatest to ever do it.
Brady claimed his career is “coming to an end”, to which Carter joked, “You don’t look like it’s coming to an end!” Moving onto a more serious note, Brady explained how he gained a lot of perspective in his 2 decades in the league.
He said after his early success in the NFL, he thought there was a lot more to life than just sports. However, after winning the Super Bowl in 2005, the Pats went on a 10 year draught.
Brady said that during this period, he caught himself thinking, “F*ck man! This is really hard.” He calls the next Super Bowl win, his 4th, “the most amazing experience of his life”.
.@TomBrady said his career is coming to the end.
Also added that the 10-year Super Bowl drought gave him perspective on winning.
“And then we didn’t win a Super Bowl for 10 years and I was like ‘F*ck! This is really hard.’”pic.twitter.com/B2XCCtnBqZ
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Tom Brady Weighs in on NFL GOAT Debate
When asked about LeBron James’ comments saying that Brady can’t be the greatest athlete ever because he doesn’t play both sides of the ball, he was pretty unbothered. After all, both of them have a strong respect for each other.
“I’m not a big comparison guy like that,” he said. “It’s really about what style you like. Maybe you can say you’re the most accomplished. I would say, ‘Yeah, I’ve won a lot of games, Super Bowls, and so forth.’
“But my style of play might not fit everybody else’s of what they view that position should be. I can really be the best with the body that I was given. There’s certain things that I certainly cannot do. I had the awareness to realize, ‘OK, I can’t do those things.’ You can’t do everyone else’s job.
“I can’t block, tackle, run, catch – I sure as hell can’t run. But I can throw the s— out of the ball. So, let me just do that really well. If I do that, I think the team could certainly use me for that.”