While Hall of Famer Joe Montana isn't ready to call Tom Brady the GOAT and fellow HOFer Warren Moon sees deterioration coming for TB12, the quarterback Brady replaced sees a guy who keeps going because he's still fired up by his love of the game.
"He's in a lot of ways still the same guy I met on the practice squad backing us up," Drew Bledsoe, told Bleacher Report, as part of a panel of experts, including Moon, who weighed in on Brady. "He still has that same passion and enjoyment for the game. The thing that keeps him going is really the same thing he had when he got there. The thing that's most impressive is he's been able to maintain that enjoyment of the game and that enjoyment of preparing to play."
Bledsoe said the media gets it wrong if they think the five-time Super Bowl champion is still at it at 41 to burnish his legacy.
“He’s not playing because he needs to prove anything. He’s playing because he wants to play. See, that’s where the media in general gets lost in all this stuff. Oh, a guy has to play for his legacy or A guy has to play to prove something. Ultimately, it’s a game, and you get to play it for a living. You do it as long as you can...There’s nothing more that he enjoys in the world than playing and preparing to play football. If he was worried about legacy, he could have retired a long time ago.”
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