Tom Brady’s extraordinary spell in New England came to a surprising end last month, when the veteran quarterback announced he had decided to leave the Patriots as a free agent after two success-laden decades and sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Since being drafted as the No. 199 overall pick of the 2000 draft, Brady has won an unprecedented six Super Bowls, along with three NFL MVP awards—tied with Jim Brown, Brett Favre and Johnny Unitas for second-most all-time in the NFL behind Peyton Manning—and four Super Bowl MVP crowns. Despite establishing himself as arguably the greatest quarterback in football’s history, however, the 42-year-old remains as hungry as he was when he first stepped into the league after four seasons at Michigan.Writing in The Players’ Tribune on Monday, the veteran quarterback explained he was eager to prove himself in a new environment and relished the role of being a mentor to younger players in Tampa Bay.”A lot of veteran players were mentors to me during my years as a Patriot. They were there for me when I signed a second contract,” Brady wrote.”Along with the opportunity to win championships, the support of older teammates is an amazing part of playing for… Read full this story
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