Tom Brady Reveals Biggest Motivation, Which Isn’t Winning Or Longevity


FOXBORO, Mass. — Tom Brady was given an A or B question and chose option C.

The New England Patriots quarterback was asked Wednesday if winning or extending his career into his mid 40s was his biggest motivation. Brady didn’t choose between the two options.

“I?m just trying to do the best I can for my teammates,” Brady said. “I think that?s what motivates me. I never want to let them down. That?s a great motivator because guys work really hard. They make lot of sacrifices to be here, to be on this team and try to do a great job, and you don?t want to go out there and not give our team a chance.

“I always feel like I want to work as hard as I can to put our team in a great position to win, whether that?s bringing enthusiasm to practice or making a good throw or making sure I?m out there at practice preparing like they are. I think those are all really important things. There are all different kinds of motivation, but that?s a great one for me.”

The Patriots try to find players who will put the team and winning above individual accomplishments, and they’ll quickly dump players who don’t follow that mindset. Brady has put the team before himself and has communicated that objective throughout his entire 17-year career.

The 39-year-old revealed Wednesday that he plans to play into his mid-40s, and he’s worked hard on his nutrition, flexibility and mobility in order to do that.

Thumbnail photo via Stew Milne/USA TODAY Sports Images

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