Tom Brady is preparing for his 16th postseason run with the Patriots. And somehow, despite the preparation for the playoffs being an annual thing for him, Brady still feels the same excitement heading into January football.
“It’s just naturally a level of intensity that you can’t really emulate at any other point in the season and really for us, any other point in our life,” Brady told reporters Thursday. “We all work hard to get to this point and to have an opportunity like we have, I don’t think you take them for granted.”
Brady’s played in 37 playoff games, literally more than two extra seasons worth of football. He holds the record for playoff touchdowns passes (71) and passing yards (10,226) by a wide margin.
However, as his team balances rest and relaxation during its bye week ahead of the divisional round, Brady doesn’t focus on the moments that help him lift the Lombardi Trophy. Instead, this time is meant for realizing where his teams have come up short during his 19-year career.