Tom Brady wasted no time in letting one Tampa Bay Buccaneers assistant coach know why he left the New England Patriots in 2020 as a free agent.
Bucs quarterback coach Clyde Christensen shared the story on CBS Sports activities Radio’s “The Zach Gelb Present.” The brand new Bucs quarterback wished to turn into the second quarterback to ever lead two completely different groups to a Tremendous Bowl win, Christensen informed Gelb.
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“There was part of him the primary time I met him…He stated one of many issues that seemed actually enjoyable and difficult to him is what Peyton [Manning] did in Denver,” Christensen informed Gelb through Radio.com’s John Healy. “There was one thing about that problem that hit [Brady] proper. ‘Hey, I’m going to go see if I can do that once more elsewhere.”
Brady competed towards Manning for years within the AFC throughout the 2000s and 2010s till Manning’s retirement in 2016. Going to a brand new group meant one other probability to compete with Manning not directly at the least, USA As we speak’s Nate Davis famous.
“I do assume that the problem of that was an enormous factor for him,” Christensen added per Healy. Twenty-one years is a very long time. Typically there’s time for a change. He’s talked about a number of instances that he was impressed with it and that seemed enjoyable and difficult to him.”
Manning led the Broncos to a Tremendous Bowl 50 win within the 2015 season, making him the primary quarterback ever to steer two completely different groups to the Lombardi Trophy. He did it with the Indianapolis Colts within the 2006 season.
Christensen served on the Colts coach workers throughout Manning’s time, principally teaching extensive receivers. Christensen coached below former Bucs head coach Tony Dungy when the Colts received Tremendous Bowl XLI with Manning.
In Manning’s remaining season enjoying for the Colts, 2010, Christensen labored extra intently with him because the offensive coordinator. Manning left for Denver in 2012 after a neck damage ended his time in Indy.
Manning led the Broncos to a pair of Tremendous Bowls in 4 seasons, shedding the primary one to the Seattle Seahawks. He additionally received an MVP with the Broncos in 2013, a 12 months after being lower by his former group. Although retired, Manning nonetheless leads Brady in complete common season MVPs 5-3, per the New York Submit’s Mollie Walker.
Christensen left Indy in 2016 and joined Bucs workers in 2019 after a short stint in Miami from 2016 to 2018.
He labored with former Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston in 2019 because the group sputtered to 7-9 amid Winston’s franchise record-breaking 5,109 passing yards and his 33-interception season. In got here a 43-year-old Brady after profitable six Tremendous Bowls in New England, and he turned the tradition round by main the Bucs to an 11-5 document and a Tremendous Bowl LV victory.
Brady has Tremendous Bowl ring quantity eight in thoughts now, which he tweeted lower than a week after the Huge Sport. Moreover, the Bucs brass confirmed wanting to increase Brady’s contract, and Brady has been open about eager to play till age 45 or longer. Brady’s knee surgical procedure shouldn’t gradual him down both.
Christensen didn’t have a guess for Gelb what number of extra years Brady can preserve enjoying at a excessive stage.
“I don’t see an finish in sight and he actually doesn’t act like there’s an finish in sight,” Christensen stated per Healy. “He’s so assured in his routine and what he’s doing bodily, he’s going to be round some time.”
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