Tom Brady opens up about being called The GOAT: ‘It makes me cringe’

Tom Brady – a man, a legend. With a win at Super Bowl LIII, Brady became the only player in the NFL to ever win six championship titles. Because of his greatness, he is widely considered the greatest of all-time. But does he like it? Apparently, not that much.

During his celebratory parade in Disney World, Brady talked to former Giants defensive end turned ABC host Michael Strahan on Good Morning America. Brady opened up about being called the GOAT and said:

“I don’t even like that. I don’t even like it. It makes me cringe. I guess I take compliments worse than I take … I wish you would say, ‘You’re trash. You’re too old. You’re too slow. You can’t get it done no more’ and I would say ‘Thank you very much. I’m going to go prove you wrong.'”

Brady went on to share:

“I don’t know what to think other than I’m just blessed. I know how hard it is to play in the NFL and I have so much respect for the players. The way that the Rams played [on Sunday night] — I mean, they played so good on defense. So proud of our guys for fighting and just glad to come away with a Super Bowl win.” 

To sum up, Brady talked about what made this unit special:

“We overcame a lot. The football season is a marathon and we can get so caught up in what everything looks like the second week in training camp, late in September or even the bye week. But I think the mark of a team is how you perform down the stretch. We played our best games and won a lot of different ways. It think that’s what makes it unique.

Even if you look at the playoffs. To beat those three teams: the Chargers were undefeated on the road all year, then to go on the road and face KC, which was one of the best teams all year, and then to play against the Rams and win a totally different way and have the greatest defensive performance in Super Bowl history. It’s really about the team and the team sums it up. That’s always been the mark of our team. It’s never been about one player or phase of the game. It’s everybody contributing at different times. That’s what makes it so special.”

We are so proud of the Patriots!