Tom Brady says he’s ‘excited to by no means placed on a helmet once more’


As he prepares for his first NFL opening day as a minority proprietor, Tom Brady says his perspective has modified.

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For the primary time in additional than 20 years, Tom Brady won’t throw passes in an NFL recreation on Week 1 of the brand new season.

He’s been kicking soccer balls along with his daughter Vivian and throwing passes to his son Benjamin with a few of his new discovered free time. Rob Gronkowski impressed Benjamin to play tight finish, Brady stated throughout an episode of the “Let’s Go!” podcast on Sirius XM.

Brady stated he’s seeing soccer from a special perspective today as he transitions right into a TV broadcasting profession with Fox and a minority possession function with the Las Vegas Raiders.

“I used to look at it from the lens of a quarterback,” Brady stated. “However now I see it extra from possibly broadcasting but additionally as a fan after which additionally nonetheless from a quarterback. So possibly a couple of totally different views to study, which will probably be a enjoyable factor.”

Brady will probably be in Foxborough on Sept. 10 for the Patriots dwelling opener towards the Eagles. The Patriots will honor Brady in the course of the recreation, which is being billed because the “Thank You Tom” recreation.

The 15-time Professional Bowler spoke glowingly of his time with the Patriots, saying that he had 20 years of unimaginable experiences. He additionally stated he’ll be watching the Buccaneers this season and rooting for his former Tampa teammates.

“These are my brothers and soccer brings us all collectively,” Brady stated. “There’s lots of blood, sweat, and tears being on the market in 100 diploma warmth in Miami, and it’s onerous in Tampa if you’ve received helmets and shoulder pads on and I’m very excited to by no means placed on a helmet once more.

“I did sufficient of that,” Brady continued. “And placing that six pound helmet in your head in 100 diploma warmth, imagine me, I’m not going to overlook that.”

Brady stated he’s trying ahead to channeling the competitiveness that led him to seven Tremendous Bowl victories into different points of his life now that he’s retired.

“Nothing is ever going to be like operating out in entrance of 70,000 folks screaming let’s (expletive) go,” Brady stated. “That chapter is unbelievable and I’ve executed it longer than anybody else, and I had a lot enjoyable. However, I believe that may be redirected into different areas, not in the identical approach, however I believe there’s nonetheless part of me that wishes to do actually constructive, nice issues.”