On February 1, 2015, quarterback Tom Brady led his New England Patriots to victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl 49, making a strong case for him being named the greatest QB in the game.
But according to a decade-old interview, Brady wondered if that’s what life was all about.
Ten years earlier, in June of 2005, Tom Brady was still enjoying the fact that he and his fellow Pats were world champions. In February of that year, he’d led his crew to victory over the Eagles, and amassed his third Super Bowl ring. It was in that euphoric context that he agreed to sit down with Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes to talk about football, life, and a host of other things related to both.
The interview was a typical one…until Kroft asked Brady about the impact his Super Bowl victories had on him. Here is part of his response take from the actual interview’s transcript:
STEVE KROFT: This whole experience – this whole upward trajectory – what have you learned about yourself? What kind of an effect does it have on you?
TOM BRADY: I mean, there’s a lot of pressure. A lot of times I think I get very frustrated and introverted, and there’s times where I’m not the person that I want to be. Why do I have three Super Bowl rings and still think there’s something greater out there for me? I mean, maybe a lot of people would say, “Hey man, this is what it is. I’ve reached my goal, my dream, my life.” Me? I think, “God, it’s gotta be more than this.”
STEVE KROFT: What the answer?
TOM BRADY: I wish I knew. I wish I knew.
More than a Super Bowl ring? More than three Super Bowl rings? Most would be saying to themselves, “There’s nothing that’s more than three Super Bowl rings! Nothing at all!” But Tom Brady – who now has four championship rings – knows there’s something more to life…even though he doesn’t know what it is.
Of course, any passionate disciple of Jesus knows what Brady is still searching for in life. And if he ever bows to the life-changing love of Jesus, Tom Brady will finally discover that which is greater than any Super Bowl win.
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