One day after becoming the first quarterback in NFL history to start and win a game at the age of 45, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady had a lot to say during the latest episode of the Let’s Go! podcast.
The future hall of fame QB said that football and family are the most important things in his life.
“Football and family has always been the most important thing to me so it’s a good time of year,” Brady said, via People.
Brady also responded to Jim Gray’s comment about him only finding peace when he’s being chased by 300-pound defensive lineman.
“I hope that’s not the only place I find it because that’s a brutal way to go after a long period of time, to have that. But there is a simplicity to life when you’re in football season because there’s a rhythm to it.”
Brady said he’s “feeling more” emotions than he has in the past and he suspects that it’s because he’s nearing the end of his football career.
“I’m feeling more than things in the past for some reason,” Brady said on his “Let’s Go!” podcast. “You know, I’m just really feeling intensely my emotions. And I feel like I always have that, but I think when you get close to the end — and I don’t know exactly where I’m at with that and there’s no decision to be made, it’s not like I have 10 years left. I definitely don’t have that. So all these, I just am never gonna take for granted, you know?
“… So, yeah, it’s a love that Kobe had for basketball, that Michael Jordan had for it, that Tiger Woods had for golf, that so many athletes have for the sport. And the question is how long are you willing to commit with discipline, to doing the right things, to allow those things to take place over a period of time? And that’s what guys’ careers are judged on.”
Last season, Brady put together one of his best statistical seasons ever at 44 last year, leading the NFL in completions, passing yards and touchdowns. His 5,316 passing yards and 485 completions last season were a career high.
He would love nothing more than to go out on top with another Super Bowl victory.