We are now closer to the 2021 NFL season than to when Tom Brady led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a Super Bowl win last February, but the legendary quarterback is apparently still not over the way teams passed on him when he became a free agent in 2020.
In a recent appearance on a SiriusXM Town Hall along with Jim Gray, Brady got blunt and called out the teams that decided to ignore the future Hall of Famer quarterback.
Per Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times:
“I think what you realize is that there’s not as many smart people as you think. It’s just the reality,” the Bucs’ 43-year-old quarterback told Jim Gray for a SiriusXM Town Hall event that premiered Wednesday evening.
Tom Brady sure gave those teams the best reason to regret their decision to pass on him, as he steered the Buccaneers not just into the playoffs, which the franchise had not been to in 12 years prior to his arrival in Tampa, but to the top of the football world with a victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 55.
Just to make his point crystal clear and perhaps to twist the knife into the wounds of those teams, Brady brought up the names of his fellow GOATs Michael Jordan and Wayne Gretzky in underscoring what he perceives is a great misstep for those squads.
“It would be a no-brainer if you said, ‘Hey, you’ve got a chance to get Wayne Gretzky on your team,’ or ‘You get a chance to have Michael Jordan on your team,’” added Brady, who signed with the Bucs (on an original two-year deal) in March 2020.
Tom Brady is not done, though. He can add more to his Super Bowl ring collection, as he looks to lead the Buccaneers to a championship defense this coming 2021 NFL season.