Tom Brady made headlines when he appeared on LeBron James’ “The Shop” on HBO Max last month relating to his free agency last offseason.
“One of the teams, they weren’t interested at the very end. I was thinking, ‘You’re sticking with that mother [expletive]?’” Brady said.
Given it came during the slow time on the NFL calendar, the comment was discussed at length trying to determine who it was referring to.
Appearing on a SiriusXM virtual town hall hosted by Jim Gray that will air July 21, Brady was asked who it was about, but he wouldn’t budge.
“There’s private things for me that are going to remain motivational for me,” he said, via Karen Guregian of 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.”
Brady also discussed what it will be like to face the Patriots in Week 4.