Tom Brady Takes Shot at NFL GMs

David Kaestle
Tom Brady had some words for GMs that passed on him in free agency.
Tom Brady had some words for GMs that passed on him in free agency. / Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Since Tom Brady's move to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last offseason, the future Hall of Fame quarterback has seemed to get a little open in his public comments and persona.

Going through free agency for the first time in his career last offseason seemed to give Brady a whole new perspective on the league and the minds that run the various teams in it.

During a recent appearance on a SirusXM Town Hall event, Brady told Jim Grey about his free-agent process last year that "there's not as many smart people as you think."

"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.' 'Ahh, we don't need him. No thanks, we're good.' In my mind, I'm kind of thinking, okay, let me go show those teams what they're missing. And at the same time, let me go prove to the team that did bet on me, and the team that really showed that they really wanted me and committed to me, that I'm not going to let them down."

Tom Brady

It's certainly a side of Brady we didn't see much of in New England, but in his later years, coming off a Super Bowl win and playing for a franchise that gives him all the freedom in the world, it's a nice change of pace.

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