In response to a question during Friday’s news conference, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady said he does not feel remorse about returning for another season in the NFL. On Friday, he also got to experience German culture when he was given a pair of Bavarian lederhosen and then asked about his personal life.
“Zero, no, definitely not,” Brady said at the Bayern Munich facility prior to Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks. “I think I returned because I felt like I wanted to compete. I spoke to the team about it, and they were excited to have me back.”
A German reporter asked him about his on- and off-field challenges and whether he regretted not retiring.
“I don’t really regret those types of things,” the seven-time Super Bowl champion said. “I think when I commit to it, I mean it and I do my best and try to give everything I can to this particular opportunity.”
After the 16-13 comeback win over the Los Angeles Rams last week, Brady later said he enjoyed the daily routine of the job and especially the victories. It’s never felt like work to him, he said, so he’s been able to play for so long.
“It’s hard for me to believe I’m still playing at this age, but I enjoy it and I love competing,” Brady said. “Certainly, games like last week are reasons why we do it because there’s a thrill of victory that is hard to probably replicate at home on Xbox or something like that.”
Coach Todd Bowles praised the crowd’s size before Brady spoke.
“I’m sure they didn’t come to see me,” Bowles said.
An editor from German broadcaster ProSieben surprised Brady by presenting lederhosen to him early in Brady’s session.
“That looks nice,” Brady said to Robert Salkowsky, who explained that it was personalized for Brady with Bucs and TB12 logos.
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