While Brady certainly has his responsibilities on the field, General Manager Jason Licht said more than Brady's accomplishments, the reason he was their number one priority this offseason was because of his leadership ability. Brady will bring a different dynamic to the locker room, where he will lead by example. By bettering himself, he can better those around him.
And it sounds like Brady has already bought in.
"I obviously have a ton of trust and respect for Coach [Bruce] Arians [and] for Jason [Licht] and what he has done to build the team and the organization as it is now," said Brady.
Notice those two words Brady uses: 'trust' and 'respect.' Sound familiar? That's because those are two of Arians' three pillars within his coaching philosophy, which runs on 'Trust, Loyalty and Respect.' It's up in the halls at AdventHealth Training Center. It's on team-distributed documents and in playbooks. And now, those words are coming from Tom Brady.
"It's not one person that makes a team," Brady insists. "It's every single person doing their job every day that's committed and determined to be the best. I'm a very disciplined quarterback. I try to follow through on the things that I'm committed to and I try to work every day to be the best I can be and that's what I'm going to try to push my teammates to do and I'm just excited to get started."