By: Ian Logue
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady addressed the media this morning, and discussed his contract situation, which up to this point he’s still without an extension.
Brady told the media Friday he’s not upset about his contract, and he’s just happy to be doing something he loves. (Photo Credit: Icon/SMI)
Owner Robert Kraft told the New York Times yesterday that “one way or another” they’d find a way to make sure he stays a Patriot. Clearly there doesn’t seem to be the perceived animosity between the two sides that other reports have insisted exist, and it seems that they’ll work things out eventually. Brady told the media that he understands the process, and that he’s just out there doing what he loves to do.
“I’m under contract and it’s my responsibility to come out and play as well as I can,” Brady said on Friday. “I’ve always felt that’s what I love to do anyway. I love to come out here and compete. I have a job. I think that’s important to realize, too. It’s an interesting time in the world. I’m glad I get to come out here and do something I love.”
An interesting note from this morning was a quote from Brady after he was asked if he hated talking about his contract. He more or less said he’s not interested in being one of those “spoiled athletes” that complains about not making enough money, especially when he’s being paid millions of dollars to play a game he’s passionate about.
“Yeah, I think everyone [looks at] ‘spoiled athletes’ and guys that are bitching about making millions of dollars,” said Brady. “Everyone works hard to make a living for themselves. I certainly don’t think we have much to gripe about. We come out, we love what we do – most of us. I just enjoy coming out and playing. That’s where I get a lot of enjoyment in my life and I want to do it for a long time.”
It’s things like that which is likely the reason why he and Kraft have such a good relationship. Kraft expressed his affection for Brady yesterday, which is why fans should feel confident that a deal will inevitably get done.
“He’s going to be here,” Kraft said yesterday. “I love the guy. We’re so lucky to have him.”