Being a seven-time Super Bowl champion, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers star quarterback Tom Brady is definitely the most influential and the most successful quarterback in the NFL all time. He has been the hero for many NFL followers and non-followers.
Recently, a young brain cancer survivor acknowledged how much Tom Brady has influenced him to be resilient. No matter what criticism he might get off his style of play, or be it any controversy, Brady has most certainly created an untouchable legacy, which cannot be questioned.
The veteran quarterback by winning the Super Bowl with the Buccaneers has even made a statement that his successful 20 years with the New England Patriots was not because of having a great defense by his side or being under one of the greatest coaches in the NFL of all time. He creates his own destiny. Back when Tom Brady had reached the Super Bowl LI Championship with the New England Patriots in 2017 (later became his fourth Super Bowl trophy) in a press conference, a seven-year-old kid reporter named Joseph asked the star Patriots quarterback, “Many people say you’re their hero, but who’s your hero?”
After hearing the question, Brady raised his eyebrows and exclaimed, “Who’s my hero? That’s a great question.” And just as he got into the zone of it, Brady started to look emotional and said. “Well, I think my dad is my hero. Because he’s someone that I look up to every day. And, uh… My Dad.” Obviously, Tom Brady Sr. has been a significant influence on his son that he has shaped Brady Jr. to the point that he is now the winningest quarterback in the NFL of all time. But remembering the old times that he has spent with his dad throwing football and countless other memories which in no way can be measured, just made the quarterback emotional.
Later that season, he went on to win his fifth Super Bowl championship, making his dad proud again. His love and respect for his dad has definitely made him the man that he is today, and that is something that makes one look up to Brady as well.