Tom Brady Shared Motivational Message To Kick Off Cutdown Day

Tom Brady is the greatest quarterback in the world. He will begin his 20th season in the league this year at the age of 42. After nine Super Bowl appearances and six Super Bowl wins, you can say that his spot on the team is guaranteed. Still, he decided to share a little message of inspiration this weekend.

Today marks the deadline to which all NFL teams need to cut their rosters down to 53. While we can surely say that Brady will not be cut, he shared a motivational message for those who will be:

During a recent interview, Brady opened up about still playing with the same shoulder pads he did as a college student:

“I’ve worn them for 25 years. They’ve gotten reconditioned a little bit. But I think once you find something you like, you kinda stick with it, and I’ve always kind of liked the way they felt, the shape of them.” 

The quarterback will have to switch helmets this year as the NFL has decided his helmet is no longer safe enough to wear. The league cares deeply about player safety and also listens to doctors and scientists who have stated time and time again that increasing helmet technology cannot magically protect brains from bouncing around inside of players’ skulls but still, some players have to change helmets. About this, Brady said:

“I’ve been wearing the same thing for, you know, forever. You get used to one thing, one feel … this [helmet] is a pound heavier, so it’s 25 percent heavier on your head. That takes a lot of getting used to. I wish it was lighter, I tried to make it lighter and they couldn’t make it lighter. I mean, add 25 percent to everything. Add 25 percent to your pen, or 25 percent smaller keys on your keyboard, and tell me how that feels. It’s a little different.”

Make sure to tune in for the Patriots’ regular-season opener next week!