Super Bowl LI weekend was a crazy one, in the best way possible, for me as a native Houstonian. I spent a good majority of my weekend with the New England Patriots ‘ front office staff, and in the midst of the frenzy I just had to ask about what it was like to work with the one player no one can ever seem to hear enough about – Tom Brady.
I’ve always found it rather interesting that many people seem to have this conception of Brady as some sort of arrogant jerk who believes that he’s too good for those surrounding him.
This simply couldn’t be more untrue, and I further confirmed that in the George R. Brown convention center on Saturday.
It seems the quarterback has been separated in a way from the rest of his Patriots teammates by circumstances of talent and age, and could then be considered more inadvertently isolated than conceited.
“He’s sort of out of place,” Patriots digital content associate John Logan told me.
“He’s surrounded by all these guys who are just so much younger than him and grew up idolizing him. Now they’re playing alongside him.”
Of course Brady’s superior abilities factors in as well.
“And then there’s the fact that he’s just so good,” Logan added.
Tom Brady showed us that “good” was an understatement Sunday night when he pretty much established himself as the greatest quarterback to ever play the game, leading the Patriots to the largest Super Bowl comeback in history (25 points) in a 34-28 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.
When all was said and done in NRG Stadium, Brady became the only quarterback to ever win 5 Super Bowls, and earned his fourth MVP of the big game (the first to reach overtime) honors.
“The guy is the greatest of all time, and this is what he deserves,” Patriots safety Devin McCourty said.
“He’s shown time and time again, you follow his lead, he’ll get us to the promised land.”
So can we now call TB12 the undisputed greatest NFL player of all time?
I don’t think I have to answer that question.
Crissy Froyd is a current student residing in Spring,Texas. She currently covers sports for The Bank, USA TODAY – Titans Wire and the Fansided Network. Her work has also been featured on FOXsports.com and Yahoo! Sports. Crissy is enrolled at Stephen F. Austin State University, and is majoring in Mass Communications. Find her on Twitter @crissy_froyd.Follow paulmbanks