Football Coach Born Without Arms And Legs Says He’d Give Tom Brady An ESPY For Being An Inspiration

The Jimmy V Award always results with many touching moments, and the same goes for this year as well.

Rob Mendez, a football coach born without arms and legs, was awarded this prestigious award this year. After the event, he did an interview with ESPN and said that cited Tom Brady as a big source of inspiration to him, saying he’d give the New England Patriots quarterback an ESPY if he could. Take a look at the wonderful moment:

Brady himself posted Mendez on his Instagram story, showing that he watched the coach speak at the event:

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady

Brady has indeed been an inspiration to many. Joining the league back in 2000 as the 199th overall pick, the teams that passed on him didn’t believe that he had what it takes to be a great quarterback. It was the Patriots who decided to give him a chance, something that turned out to be their best decision so far.

Since his draft, Brady has been playing for the Patriots, taking them to nine Super Bowls and six Super Bowl wins. The Patriots are the successful dynasty they are today largely because of Brady’s greatness. This year, Brady is set to play his 20th season in the league this year at the age of 42. Even though many thought he would retire after the last Super Bowl win, he was adamant about coming back to play a couple of more season:

“I absolutely believe I will, I know I’ve talked about it for a long time. I have goals to not only play next year, but beyond that. And I’m going to try to do it as best I possibly can. I’m going to give it everything I have, like I always have. It will certainly be a challenge. I don’t take any of these things for granted, but I hope I can keep playing, and I hope I can keep playing at a championship level.”

We can’t wait to see him back on the field!