Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is navigating the emotional challenges that come with age.
During the latest installment of his “Let’s Go!” podcast on SiriusXM, Brady — who finalized his divorce from supermodel Gisele Bündchen in October — discussed how he maintains his focus on the football field in light of distractions from other areas of life.
“I think there’s so many ways for me that it just keeps great perspective for me in my life,” the 45-year-old Brady said. “Why have I done it for as long as I have? You know, physically, I’ve explained that and I’ve tried to take care of myself. You know, mentally, and as we talked about with Coach [Sean] Payton, there’s such a drive mentally to always come up with the next great play, or the next great concept, or the next great scream. And then emotionally, that’s where I think as you get older the challenges really come in, you know — because we can get distracted by other parts of life. And not distracted in a bad way but there’s priorities that take over.
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