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Tom Brady praised Rob Gronkowski and Antonio Brown after winning Super Bowl LV

"Big-time players making big-time plays, so just love what they did, what they added to the team."

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Rob Gronkowski and Tom Brady after winning Super Bowl LV. AP Photo/Ashley Landis

Tom Brady once again stands atop the NFL world.

Brady’s Buccaneers defeated the Chiefs 31-9 to win Super Bowl LV, giving the 43-year-old quarterback his seventh title. Afterward, Brady referenced his past success as the benchmark he continually aims for.

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“They’re all special,” Brady told reporters of his Super Bowl triumphs. “This has been an amazing year. Amazing year.”

Looking back at Tampa’s season, Brady elaborated on what he saw as the team’s journey.

“We got off to a good start, 7-2, and then had a little rough stretch where we kind of found our identity, and played a lot better football [in] December, January,” said Brady. “Just really proud of all the guys, proud of all the coaches, the effort we put in. We knew we were playing a great football team tonight, and we got the job done. So you want to get this far, you have to get the job done. And we did it.”

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On the subject of fellow former Patriots Rob Gronkowski and Antonio Brown (both of whom caught touchdown passes on Sunday), Brady had praise for both.

“Just great to see them… Just big-time players making big-time plays, so just love what they did, what they added to the team,” Brady offered. “Gronk’s an unbelievable player, teammate, talent, work ethic, commitment. And [Antonio Brown], since he got here, he’s just done everything the right way. So impressed by him, proud of him. It takes a lot of people for us to get to this point. We all have great support systems in place, and I think everyone should be celebrating them tonight.”

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Brady was also asked what winning in the 2020 season means for his legacy. In his response, he appeared to reference business partner Alex Guerrero.

“We’ve been grinding pretty hard, so I haven’t had a lot of time to think about all the things like that,” Brady replied. “I’m just blessed, grateful for my teammates, all the people that have supported us all year, my boy Alex. It’s been a great year.”

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