Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is overcoming the emotional challenges that come with age.
His “Come on!” during the last part of On a SiriusXM podcast, Brady, who finalized his divorce from supermodel Gisele Bündchen in October, discussed how he manages to stay focused on the football field amid distractions from other areas of life.
“I think there are a lot of ways for me to keep a great perspective on my life,” Brady, 45, said. “Why did I do this for so long? You know, physically, I explained that and tried to take care of myself. You know, mentally and like we talked about with coach [Sean] Payton, there’s always this mental urge to come up with the next great play or the next great concept or the next great shout. And then emotionally, I think as you get older there are challenges, you know – because we can get distracted by other parts of life. And not to be distracted in a bad way, but there are priorities.
“So over the years I’ve tried my best to preserve what’s important to me. And I’m lucky enough to play a sport that I love. And like I said, why do I play? Because competition is great. Obviously, it’s a great thrill and joy to go out there and play, but you’re just, you’re part of something much bigger than yourself, and there’s something to be said for that.
The comments on Brady’s podcast were recorded earlier Monday, before Tampa Bay’s Monday Night Football win over the Saints.
The Buccaneers rallied from a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat their NFC South rivals 17-16, thanks in part to an impressive shutout sequence led by Brady.
With three seconds left in the game, quarterback Rachaad threw the game-winning touchdown pass to White. largest regular season, fourth quarter comeback In Brady’s career.
The seven-time Super Bowl champion dedicated the win to his 10-year-old daughter, Vivian, who Brady said was worried about the game between the Buccaneers and the Saints.
Brady is now 3-1 since confirming his split with Bündchen, 42. The former couple announced their separation on social media after 13 years of marriage.
In addition to Vivian, Brady shares 12-year-old Benjamin with Bündchen. The quarterback is also father to 15-year-old son Jack, who he co-parents with his ex Bridget Moynahan.
Page Six first reported in September that Brady and Bundchen had issues with the quarterback’s decision to retire from the NFL. He is currently in the middle of his 23rd season.