Our Tom Brady quotes might remind you of his team leadership or his skilled passing.
Being the only player to have won seven Super Bowls makes Tom Brady a really special football quarterback. He has won six with the New England Patriots and one with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, that is only the beginning of what puts him in a league of his own. Most consider him to be the greatest quarterback of all time.
He has five Super Bowl MVP awards (the most), has been into a dozen Pro Bowls, and has two league MPV awards to his name. He has led his team to win more division titles as a quarterback than anyone else. Noted for his expert clock management, soft touch, and winning ways, it’s no wonder he’s referred to as the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time).
Tom Brady is easily on the list of the greatest athletes in the sport. He has been an inspiring figure to tens of millions. These quotes from this legend will not only help inspire you, but they can also provide you an insight into the stuff that makes him so great!
Tom Brady Quotes
1.) A lot of times, I find that people who are blessed with the most talent don’t ever develop that attitude, and the ones who aren’t blessed in that way are the most competitive and have the biggest heart.
2.) If I have something to say, I want it to be meaningful.
3.) Man, wear your seat belts. That’s all I can tell everybody.
4.) You have to believe in your process. You have to believe in the things that you are doing to help the team win. I think you have to take the good with the bad.
5.) You never get over losses. I’ve never gotten over one loss I’ve had in my career. They always stick with me.
6.) I think sometimes in life, the biggest challenges end up being the best things that happen in your life.
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7.) I think that at the start of a game, you’re always playing to win, and then maybe if you’re ahead late in the game, you start playing not to lose. The true competitors, though, are the ones who always play to win.
8.) My job is to play quarterback, and I’m going to do that the best way I know how because I owe that to my teammates regardless of who is out there on the field with me.
9.) Everybody has an opinion. I think everybody has the right to believe whatever they want. I don’t ever cast judgment on someone’s belief system.
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10.) Every man should know, if you’re comfortable and you like it, you should do it. Everyone always worries about what the girls think, what the guys think. If you like it, do it.
11.) Things don’t correct themselves; you’ve got to go out there and work hard to correct them
12.) I can’t do anything with what’s happened in the past. I have to just go forward with the most awareness I can going forward and trying to be the best I can be for our team.
13.) If you don’t believe in yourself, why is anyone else going to believe in you?
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Short Tom Brady Quotes
You can’t go out and practice average on Wednesday, average on Thursday, okay on Friday and then expect to play well on Sunday.
My wife speaks five languages. I always tell her I speak two: English and football.
You wanna know which ring is my favorite? The next one.
I’m a pretty good winner. I’m a terrible loser. And I rub it in pretty good when I win.
Athletes are always talking about money at a time when everyone else is struggling so badly to make it. We all make way more than our fair share. And I just think it reflects poorly on myself and my teammates. I really do just want to win, and that has and will continue to be the reason that motivates me and is the biggest factor in my decision-making process.
To me, if you’re trying to impress a girl, get a date, they’re gonna like that more because you’re a confident guy. That’s what it comes down to.
I am not a person that’s self-satisfied just being out there. I want to go out there and play great.
Tom Brady Sayings
If you don’t play to win, don’t play at all.
See, there are a lot of guys who are all talk. They say they want to work harder and be the best, but they never pay the price.
I didn’t come this far to only come this far, so we’ve still got further to go.
I have a memory, and I can just eliminate mistakes when they come up because I’ve already made them.
When you lose, talk little. When you win, talk less.
After the first day of practice, there’s not one guy who’s playing at 100 percent or who feels great. Sometimes, getting up in the morning and brushing your teeth is the hardest part of the day – it just hurts.
Inspirational Brady Quotes
I always try to do as much as I can do. I’m never a person that does not enough because I’d regret not doing enough and think I probably could have done more.
When I’m out on the football field, I have so much confidence in what I’m doing.
I would never do anything outside of the rules of play.
You Push your body to the limits, but you have to train your body to deal with the limits.
I play a complicated position in an intensely team-oriented game.
In Boston, they love their sports celebrities. And it’s great.
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Tom Brady on Football
I think it’s a feeling like I’ve got it all figured out. There’s nothing that can shock me anymore. There’s nothing I haven’t anticipated, so at that point, there is a calmness.
Sometimes some of the toughest things you deal with end up being the best things because you realize the people that you can rely on, that love you and support you through it.
One thing I learned in college is that the coach decides who plays, and when he says to go in there, you play your butt off.
I don’t think there’s a lot of carry-over from year to year. I don’t think anybody cares what you did the year before.
Everyone is dealing with something. This is life; this is not just a piece of cake. You expect that when your teammates are doing their jobs, so you got to compartmentalize and do your job.
It’s never come easy for me. I don’t think my mind allows me to rest ever. I have, I think, a chip on my shoulder and some deep scars that I don’t think were healed.
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Quotations by Tom Brady
Nothing surprises me anymore in the NFL.
The only thing I really like doing during the week is getting ready to play the game.
There are times when you throw an interception, and you’re beating yourself up.
I’m not a person who defends myself very often. I kind of let my actions speak for me.
To me, football is so much about mental toughness; it’s digging deep, it’s doing whatever you need to do to help a team win, and that comes in a lot of shapes and forms.
The only thing I ever wanted to be was a professional football player.
If someone lies, well, you had a choice to trust that person or not. I think the way my father raised me, well, he trusted everybody. And that worked for him.
I’m much more comfortable and confident running out on the field in front of 70,000 people instead of standing in front of a camera trying to say some lines. The people who do that as a profession are very talented because it’s certainly not easy.
Is it going to make me feel any better to make an extra million? That million might be more important to the team.
Touchdown Tommy Quotations
A lot of people don’t believe in you. It’s obvious by now, six other quarterbacks taken and 198 other picks. And I always thought ‘you know what, once I get my shot, I’m gonna be ready. I’m gonna really take advantage of that.
I think the running game is very important to every offense. Being balanced is extremely important. There are times where you have to throw the ball.
My mom was a great tennis player, and I remember being six or seven years old watching Steffi Graf and Monica Seles in Wimbledon in my house. I’ve always been a tennis fan.
You put all the other stuff aside and go out and do your job, and mine is to be the best I can be for my teammates.
I think I have a certain respect for people, you know. And I guess a lot of times I expect that respect to go both ways.
I’m an emotional person. Sometimes I can’t help it.
I don’t want to wake up and be bored. That’s probably my greatest fear is to have nothing to do. What better job is there than to play quarterback for an NFL team, and certainly one that I’ve been on for a long time and had success with? I don’t plan on giving it up any time soon.
Funny Tom Brady Quotes
Fortunately for a quarterback, you can play for a long time because you don’t get hit very often.
I really focus on my jeans and sweaters for them to fit really well.
So many guys are so conservative with their hair, and I always joke with all my buddies when they mess with me, and I’ll say, ‘That’s right, keep the same haircut for ten years.’ How fun is that?
I was the kid that was the 199th pick that never had the body for it. People didn’t think I’d play one year in the NFL, and now I’m going on my 17th year.
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 Sayings On Competition
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.
My personal feelings are my personal feelings. I don’t want to express them with anyone except for a very few people. It doesn’t do any good. It really doesn’t.
I’m not really concerned with portraying this tough warrior – I mean, that’s part of my job, and I take that very seriously. But I don’t have anything to hide, and I’m not concerned with what people think.
I’ve had just about everything punched. I’ve had things grabbed that just shouldn’t be grabbed.
Some of the best motivation in life is trying to impress a girl.
I think you can just go out and try to be the best you can be, deal with people with respect, with honesty, with integrity, have a high moral standard. I’ve always really tried to exemplify that as an athlete. I’ll continue to try to do that.
Life is not living in the suburbs with a white picket fence. That’s not life. Somehow our American culture has made it out that that’s what life needs to be – and that if it’s not that, it’s all screwed up. It’s not.
You know, watching Dan Marino and Steve Young get nominated to the Hall of Fame — those guys are unbelievable, and they did it for so long. I’d love to play like those guys, but there’s still a long way to go and a lot of growing.
Tom Brady Quotes on Leadership
I just love working hard. I love being part of a team; I love working toward a common goal.
I can’t do anything with what’s happened in the past. I have to just go forward with the most awareness I can going forward and trying to be the best I can be for our team.
Things don’t correct themselves; you’ve got to go out there and work hard to correct them.
When I’m out on the football field, I have so much confidence in what I’m doing.
I was the kid that was the 199th pick that never had the body for it.
I’ve always been privileged to play for Coach Belichick, who I’ve always said is the best coach in the history of the league.
Certainly, I accept my role and responsibility as a public figure, and in a lot of it, you take the good with the bad, dealing with different adversities in life, you just try to do the best you can do.
We all have experiences in our lives that change us, and we all learn from people, like my dad, but at the end of the day, it’s only us. And we’re only responsible to make ourselves happy.
I think I have a certain respect for people, you know. And I guess a lot of times; I expect that respect to go both ways.
Who’s my hero? That’s a great question… Well, I think my dad is my hero because he’s someone I look up to every day.
Brady On His Retirement
I think football to me is much more than just a sport because there’s the physical element, there’s a mental approach, you know, how you’re going to get the job done, and there’s the emotional part.
This is difficult for me to write, but here it goes: I am not going to make that competitive commitment anymore—I have loved my NFL career, and now it is time to focus my time and energy on other things that require my attention.
We’ll see how long it goes. Easier said than done. I know the kind of effort I am putting in right now, but what a great privilege to play a sport that I love.
I think I’ll know when it’s time.
Beyond next season, I don’t know, maybe it’s another year after that; maybe it’s two. I’ll have to see where I’m at with my family. That’s probably the overriding factor — what I’m missing out on.
Tom Brady on His Unretirement
These past two months I’ve realized my place is still on the field and not in the stands. That time will come. But it’s not now. I love my teammates, and I love my supportive family. They make it all possible. I’m coming back for my 23rd season in Tampa. Unfinished business LFG.
What Others Say About Tom Brady
He’s slow, right? He can’t actually make someone miss.
What more do you have to prove?
I’ve known Tom for a long time, and to me, his intelligence and sheer determination to win are off the charts. That unrelenting drive is what truly sets him apart from anyone else in the game.
Michael Jordan (per NBC Boston)
Man, @TomBrady, what a run! Greatest ever to play, and you did it with class and humility. God bless you and your family as you begin a new chapter in your life.
I always thought, ‘This guy is impressive.’… To do what he’s done outside of New England and to come into Tampa, I mean, he just should have come to the Dolphins, really. Seriously, Tom, what were you thinking?
Serena Williams (per NBC Boston)
This guy is really cool, though — I’ve been impressed watching Tom Brady on film and television games and so on, but the way he’s played in this game today, he has been very, very impressive with his calmness.
He’s doing something we’ve never seen before. He’s playing one of the toughest games around, and what is maybe his greatest strength has been his ability to keep a 43-year-old body as healthy as he has. This has nothing to do with genetics or luck. He must spend an incredible amount of time focusing on this: flexibility, mobility, pliability, and, simply put, longevity. The world of sports has never seen anything like him and probably won’t for a very long time.
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Bill Belichick on Tom Brady
I am privileged to have drafted and coached Tom Brady, the ultimate competitor, and winner,” Belichick said in a statement. “Tom’s humble beginning in professional football ultimately ended with him becoming the best player in NFL history.
Tom consistently performed at the highest level against competition, that always made him the number one player to stop. His pursuit of excellence was inspirational. Tom was professional on and off the field and carried himself with class, integrity, and kindness. I thank Tom for his relentless pursuit of excellence and positive impact on me and the New England Patriots for 20 years.
In 1977, Tom Brady was born in San Mateo, California. Brady played football and baseball in high school and excelled at both. But, very few people had the belief that he would go on to be such a star in college and the NFL.
All along the way, Brady exceeded expectations through hard work, determination, and putting in the extra hours.
By Andy Atticus
Andy is a sportswriter who lives in St. Paul.
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