Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has revealed that an NFL team rejecting him last offseason served him as a private motivation for 2020. In 2020, an unnamend NFL team decided to stick to their current quarterback instead of trying to sign Brady.
“There’s private things for me that are going to remain motivational for me,” Brady said in an interview with Jim Gray, via the Boston Herald. “They know who they are . . . it’s fine. Everyone has a choice to choose.
I think what you realize is, there’s not as many smart people as you think. That’s just the reality. I think it’d be a no-brainer if you said, ‘Hey, you’ve got a chance to get Wayne Gretzky on your team, or you got a chance to have Michael Jordan on your team.’ .
. . ‘Oh, we don’t need him, no thanks. We’re good.’ “In my mind, I’m kind of thinking, ‘OK, let me go show those teams what they’re missing.’ At the same time, let me go prove to the team that did bet on me, and the team that really showed they really wanted me, and committed to me, that I’m not going to let them down”.
Brady speaks on returning to Foxboro
After 20 seasons spent with the New England Patriots, Brady left them last offseason to join the Buccaneers. In Week 4 of the 2021 season, Brady will return to Foxboro to play the Patriots.
“Unfortunately, we’re going to be on different sides of the stadium this time around,” Brady said in an interview with Jim Gray, via the Boston Herald. “I’ve got a lot of familiarity playing in the stadium.
You know, we’ve got to first get to training camp and see where we’re going to be and then get through the first three weeks of the year, but I’m sure it’ll be a great opportunity for me to go back to a place I know as well as anyone.
It’ll be a great day for football. “I’m not naive to the fact there’s some marquee games you always look at over the course of the season, a matchup of places guys have been versus where they’re at now,” said Brady.
“You know, brothers playing one another, or former Super Bowl teams going — when we played the Giants in the regular season, it always felt like it was a little more when I was with the Patriots. So, naturally, there’s just more buildup, but at the end of the day, it’s going to be a game where we’re going to prepare like we’ve been preparing”.