Tom Brady Reflects on Career in New Docuseries
| LAST UPDATE 11/18/2021
They don't call him the G.O.A.T. for nothing: Tom Brady's time in the NFL has truly gone unmatched. From his seven Super Bowl wins to his 5-time MVP status, the former Patriot certainly knows how to keep us entertained. Safe to say, his latest endeavor is no exception. Here's what the football champ had to say about his legendary career in new, never-before-seen footage.
On Tuesday, November 16, Brady sat down to talk all things NFL as Man in the Arena's first installment dropped on ESPN+. For starters, he might be one of football's greatest, but that doesn't mean it's always been easy. "There's always the eyes focused on you as a player," Brady revealed. "All these microsecond decisions you're trying to make, and it takes a lot to be put in that position, to deal with a lot of intense scrutiny over a period of time."
Of course, included in such "scrutiny" was 2001's Week 2 game - otherwise known as the game that changed it all: "When Drew [Bledsoe] got hurt, no one would've wanted that," Brady recalled of the moment he stepped in to replace the injured athlete. "No one hoped for that, and I think what I respect so much about him is he never let any of those emotions negatively impact me in any way."
But what about when emotions have gotten involved? As Man in the Arena's episode continued, the star opened up about the first time he was ever scared in the NFL: His first AFC title game debut. "The moment was definitely bigger than I was ready for," he confessed of the Patriots' 2001 match against the Steelers. "From the start of the game, I was confused... I didn't know what was coming."
Safe to say, a whole lot has changed since then. Twenty years, 10 Super Bowls, and an indefinite reign later, Tom Brady hasn't let anything get in the way of his game. And with the 2021 season still underway? We've got a feeling we'll be seeing a whole lot more of him. Stay tuned for all the latest updates.