Someone that is as competitive as Tom Brady is always able to find ways to be motivated. Interestingly, in his first season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he was able to find his motivation from his doubters.
While speaking about his first year with the Buccaneers on Good Morning America, Brady revealed that the idea of people doubting his ability to succeed on a new team motivated him.
EXCLUSIVE: @TomBrady to @michaelstrahan on everyone who said it wouldn’t work out with the Buccaneers: “I was always kind of motivated by people that say you can’t do it….you’re not good enough, you’re not fast enough, not big enough.” https://t.co/gC6QD9QU40
— Good Morning America (@GMA) April 6, 2021
Tom Brady had done it all with the New England Patriots, winning six Super Bowls and three NFL MVP awards. However, his final year with the Patriots led fans to believe that Brady could be nearing the end of his career.
However, the weapons surrounding Brady in New England in his final year with Bill Belichick were lackluster, to put it nicely. On the other hand, Brady was given an elite set of weapons on the Buccaneers, and he was able to operate in a new offensive system under Bruce Arians.
While a lot of fans were hoping to see the demise of Brady in 2020, the future Hall of Famer responded with 4,633 yards, 40 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Above all, he led the Buccaneers to a Super Bowl victory, earning his NFL record seventh Super Bowl win.
Since winning the Super Bowl, Brady signed an extension with Tampa Bay, and the team has retained nearly everyone from their Super Bowl roster. Even though fans were personally hoping for Brady to continue to decline, Brady silenced his doubters once again as he enters his 22nd season in the NFL.