Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady was stunned after learning last offseason that an NFL decided to stick with its current quarterback instead of pursuing him.
Brady admitted that it served him as a motivation for 2020 and he suggested that the team that decided against pursuing him wasn’t so smart.
A month ago, Brady made the headlines when he publicly said: “I was thinking, you’re sticking with that motherf–ker?”
“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.”