Future Hall-of-Fame Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady’s comments from a podcast went viral this week after he compared the rigors of playing in the National Football League to soldiers being deployed oversees.
Brady made the unfortunate analogy while speaking to NBA star Kevin Durant on the podcast, “Let’s Go”.
While speaking to Durant about maintaining a healthy work-life balance as a 45-year-old NFL player, Brady said, “You know — and you feel certainly me being 45. Now, it’s like, do I just think the same way? Do I still? I almost look at like a football season, like you’re going away on deployment here and military. And it’s like, man, here I go again.”
Durant seemed to agree with the comparison.
Brady’s reputation as a fierce competitor is well known, but his tone-deaf comments didn’t sit well with some current and former members of the U.S. military.
Tom Brady thinks playing football is like going on military deployment.
We both wear a uniform, and our marriages/relationships can be strained, but the similarities end there.
He plays a game to entertain people. We risk our lives to defend this country.
— Jax Persists (@LadyJayPersists) October 18, 2022