While the New England Patriots have had a busy offseason so far, the team's quarterback spent some time away from the spotlight. But after appearing at a charity fundraiser last week, Tom Brady is now making the modestly-sized rounds through the media at a time when the final episode of his documentary series Tom vs. Time is about to be released (it will go online later today).
The first stop of the tour, which will also see Brady visit Stephen Colbert on CBS' The Late Show tonight, was at ABC's Good Morning America. Hosted by Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Strahan, Brady spoke about a wide range of topics about his on- and off-field life. Watch the interview here:
Tom Brady's exclusive one-on-one with @michaelstrahan, opening up about football, family, this year's Super Bowl, and much more pic.twitter.com/bgRmpse2hO— Good Morning America (@GMA) March 12, 2018
The interview started with Brady talking about the Patriots' 41-33 loss in Super Bowl LII and his mindset after the game. “I think it's a process you have to deal with,” the greatest quarterback of all time said. ”It's so great to be in that game, but to win that game it is very tough. We’ve had a couple of close losses, to the Giants unfortunately, and then the one against the Eagles.”
“I think you realize the sun comes up the next morning and your life goes on, but those games live with you for the rest of your life,” Brady continued. ”That is part of being an athlete. That is part of being in a very competitive sport. It’s tough to win that game. I am proud of our efforts throughout the year. We overcame a lot of adversity like you always need to do in order to get to that game, but just came up a little bit short.”
EXCLUSIVE: Tom Brady opens up to @michaelstrahan on playing football at 40, his family, and his docu-series. pic.twitter.com/nOcrSQNiBA— Good Morning America (@GMA) March 12, 2018
Brady was also asked about the Tom vs. Time documentary that gives a glimpse of his private life and how big of a role the the 40-year old's family will play when it ultimately comes to retirement. “That will be a big part of it,” Brady noted. “I think you can’t make decisions necessarily just for yourself. I think that is one thing I have learned as I’ve gotten older, there’s collateral effects to every decision I make.”