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

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

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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.