GQ is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its “Man of the Year” honor this year, so it’s only fitting the magazine tabbed Tom Brady to grace the cover.
Oh, and also some Barack Obama guy.
It says a lot about the New England Patriots quarterback that he’ll be featured on one of GQ’s “Men of the Year” covers, but it obviously says even more that he’ll be joined by the president of the United States (albeit on separate covers).
In addition to the cover and a typical GQ photo shoot, the magazine features a profile on the four-time Super Bowl winner, written by Chuck Klosterman and titled, “Tom Brady Is The Greatest Quarterback Of All Time. Period.”
Much of the article is centered around Deflategate and Brady’s obvious connection to the seemingly never-ending saga. Yet again, Brady side-stepped just about any and all questions pertaining to Deflategate, but he did offer this when asked if he thought the controversy changed how the Patriots are perceived.
“I don’t really care how the Patriots are perceived, truthfully,” Brady answered. “I really don’t. I really don’t. Look, if you’re a fan of our team, you root for us, you believe in our team, and you believe in what we’re trying to accomplish. If you’re not a fan of us, you have a different opinion.”
Brady’s most insightful and truthful answer might have come when asked whether he’d one day like to run for office.
“There is a 0.000 chance of me ever wanting to do that,” Brady told GQ. “I just think that no matter what you’d say or what you’d do, you’d be in a position where — you know, you’re politicking. You know?
“Like, I think the great part about what I do is that there’s a scoreboard. At the end of every week, you know how you did. You know how well you prepared. You know whether you executed your game plan. There’s a tangible score. I think in politics, half the people are gonna like you and half the people are not gonna like you, no matter what you do or what you say … It’s like there are no right answers. If there were, everyone would choose the right answers. They’re all opinions.”
Here’s the cover featuring Brady.
The “Men of the Year” issue goes on sale nationwide Nov. 24.