Tom Brady Always Thinks Someone Is Going To Take His Job

He feels that 'one slip up, Belichick is ready to yank him'

Matt Koll
January 30, 2019 - 11:12 am
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PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan)- National NFL writer and author of the book "Brady vs Manning" Gary Myers has done extensive research on Tom Brady and the Patriots.

He joined The Fan Morning Show on Wednesday and went into detail on what motivates Brady today and the mindset he's held for essentially his entire career. It all started when he sat his first three years at the University of Michigan.  

"He's always considered himself an underdog simply because he felt he was overlooked and disrespected (in college and at the draft). Despite his accomplishments in the NFL, he's carried that chip on his shoulder to the age of 41," said Myers. "He doesn't want his backups with the first team in practice, never wants to come out of games in blowouts because he always feels somebody is waiting to take his job. It's kind of ridiculous at this point, considering his accomplishments, but it's really what's made him great."

"It's unbelievable, people made a big deal about how he was with [Jimmy] Garoppolo and trying to protect his job from Garoppolo. But he was that way with Ryan Mallett, go down the list. Brian Hoyer. He's probably still that way with Hoyer now that he's back in New England. He never felt secure because of what happened at Michigan. It's had a lasting impression on him and he always feels that one slip up and Belichick is ready to yank him. He certainly felt that way during the Garoppolo years because Garoppolo was the best backup he ever had." 

Myers also said he believes this is the worst Patriots team Brady has had since 2002, yet here they are in the Super Bowl once again.

You can listen to the entire interview with national NFL writer Gary Myers on The Fan Morning Show below.           

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