Last month, Tom Brady had social media buzzing when he revealed his stunned reaction to learning that an unnamed other team had decided to stick with its current quarterback, rather than extend Brady a contract offer.
“I was thinking, you’re sticking with that motherf–ker?”
His comments resulted in a great deal of speculation about which team and which “motherf–ker” of a quarterback Brady was referencing. For now, Brady’s lips are sealed.
Via Boston Herald:
“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.”
As we know now, Derek Carr believes he was not the person Brady was speaking on. We likely won’t find out that QB and team well after Brady retires.