Tom Brady: Winning Is The Only Stat That Matters
Tom Brady has no interest in talking about who the top five quarterbacks in the NFL are. The Patriots all world quarterback told ESPN.com that individual stats don’t matter in New England, just wins.
“You can’t sit here and compare one year to another year, or compare this player to that player, I think winning games is the most important thing; certainly for this organization,” Brady said. “When you come here, you learn that pretty quickly — whatever matters to you as an individual, it’s far distant to what the team goals are. And the team goals are one thing — to score more points than the other team.”
Brady reiterated that he’s not concerned about being a top-five quarterback.
“I think that people watch the games on TV because there is a scoreboard. I think that’s what it is all about. If there was no scoreboard, then people wouldn’t tune in and watch,” Brady said. “There’s only one stat that matters and that’s because the competition in the NFL is very high; extremely high on a daily basis.”
“I think some individuals compete against other guys and some compete against themselves. Even if you don’t have someone you’re competing against, if you’re the type of person that competes against yourself, you’re always going to get better because there is always competition,” Brady said. “The guys I’ve been around that find ways to do that, find ways to motivate themselves, those are the best players.”