Tom Brady Explains Why He Takes Less Money

William Davis | Reporter

Tom Brady went on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Thursday night and gave a slight window into what makes him tick.

The six-time Super Bowl champion went to Los Angeles, California to field questions from the late-night comedian in the city of the team Brady and the Patriots recently vanquished to win their latest ring. (RELATED: Patriots Changed The Super Bowl Forever By Coming Out Of Tunnel As Team)

It was a wildly entertaining show, but one answer from Brady stuck out above the rest. When asked why he has never been the highest paid player in the NFL, Brady explained how his passion for winning is what drives him. (RELATED: Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady Doesn’t Have Any Advice For Rams Star Jared Goff)

“I think the thing I always felt for me in my life: winning has been a priority,” Brady said.

Brady has sacrificed millions of dollars throughout his career in order to put his team in the best position to continue to compete for and win championships.

“You can only spend so much and the more that one guy gets is less for others,” Brady said. “And for a competitive advantage standpoint, I like to get a lot of good players around me.”

But, don’t shed too many tears for Brady, who is presumably not struggling to pay the bills.

“My wife makes a lot of money,” he said of his supermodel spouse, Gisele Bundchen, who has a net worth of over $300 million.

Brady and Kimmel also filmed a hilarious skit outside the quarterback’s longtime friend and Patriots super-fan Matt Damon’s house.


Brady definitely has a talent for late-night TV, and the 41-year-old quarterback seems as relaxed as ever.

That’s a good sign for the Patriots and a bad one for the rest of the league.

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