He is also known for his work ethic – and it is on full display again.
Even though the Patriots' signal caller stands in the center of the Deflategate scandal/farce, he has – according to ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss – not missed a single workout as part of the team's voluntary offseason program, which started on April 20.
Of course, knowing the former sixth round pick turned three time Super Bowl MVP, this hardly comes as a surprise. Deflategate or not, Brady is the unquestioned leader of the Patriots' football team and quotes like the following – spoken at Salem State University earlier this month – properly reflect this (via Ryan Hannable, WEEI):
You have to bring the energy to practice and if you don’t have it, you better figure out a way to get it. You better find a way to energize your teammates to get the best out of them. So much of being a great leader is getting the best out of your teammates. And making sure you show up every day at your best, so that you can get the best out of them.
I’ve always believed when I show up I am going to lead by example – show up every day and work hard. Always getting in the right direction. I think that’s how I lead. It’s one of the great rewards of being a quarterback, that’s why I chose that position because you can have such a positive impact on the people around you, so that’s a trait I try and tell a lot of young quarterbacks – if you don’t believe it, why will they believe it?