Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has admitted that people doubting him motivated him to win it all in his first season with the Buccaneers. Brady, who spent his first 20 season in the NFL with the New England Patriots, decided to sign with the Buccaneers in the 2020 offseason and he led the team to winning the Super Bowl.
After the Patriots suffered a surprise loss in the 2019 wild-card round, many thought that Brady was done and that he would never again lead a team to a Super Bowl. “I was always kind of motivated by people that say ‘you can’t do it, you’re not good enough, you’re not fast enough, not big enough, don’t have a good enough arm,’” Brady told Michael Strahan, as quoted on Pro Football Talk.
“I’ve had a body of work over a period of time, so you know, you just say, hey, quickly you forget. I think that’s a great part about football. It’s not really about what you did last year, it’s kind of what you’re going to do this year, so for me it was what I was going to do for the Bucs last year.
I still feel that way”.
Brady progressing well from a knee surgery
Brady recently underwent a knee surgery and he is recovering well from it. "I talked to him last week," Licht said, per ESPN. "I know things are going well.
I don't want to put an exact timeline on it right now because I don't want to set expectations one way or the other, but I know that things are going very well." After leading the Buccaneers to a win over the Patrick Mahomes-led Kansas City Chiefs, 43-year-old Brady revealed his wife urged him to retire.
"We were looking for my family," Brady said on "The Late Late Show With James Corden." "I said, 'Where's my family? Where's my family?' All the sudden, I see my oldest son run over to me."
"'Dad!' You know? I gave him a big hug. And I saw my two little ones. And then all the sudden, I saw my wife and I gave her a big hug. And just as I did it, she says, 'What more do you have to prove?' "I was trying to figure out a way to change the subject really quick. "I think I moved on to something else pretty quickly."