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Tom Brady explained how he feels about his ‘GOAT’ nickname

"I don't really like it, truthfully."

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Fans in the south end zone used giant sign letters as they saluted the now "Greatest Of All Time" (GOAT), Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) in the closing minutes of his 201st career victory. The New England Patriots hosted the Los Angeles Rams at Gillette Stadium on Dec. 4, 2016, in Foxbourough, MA. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff) Jim Davis / The Boston Globe

Tom Brady might be in the market for a new nickname.

The current Patriots quarterback sat down with former QB Scott Zolak this week for WBZ’s Patriots All Access to discuss what’s up next for the team — and he admitted, when asked, that he actually doesn’t like being called the “GOAT” (Greatest Of All Time).

“I don’t really like it, truthfully,” he said. “Well, I am [uncomfortable] because I don’t see myself in that way. That’s not a value I’ve ever put on me playing. I play for the enjoyment of the game, I play for the camaraderie with my teammates, and I play to win. I don’t play to be called a certain thing or compared to this guy.”

Brady also expressed discomfort with his nickname in a June interview with Oprah.

“I don’t need people to tell me that, ‘You’re such-and-such. You’re better than this,'” Brady told Zolak. “There’s a lot of great players, and that’s how I see other players, too. There’s a lot of things that guys can do that I can’t do. And there’s some things I can do other guys can’t do, too. That’s part of my skill set. There’s so many different things involved with being a great player.”

“I think the greatest asset I have is a great organization — great ownership, great coaches, and great teammates since I came into the league,” he continued.