Tampa Bay Buccaneers
SUPER BOWL LV MVP TOM BRADY
Raymond James Stadium – Sunday, February 7, 2021
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS QUARTERBACK TOM BRADY
(on what makes this Super Bowl victory so special)
"I think they're all special. This has been an amazing year. We got off to a good start – 7-2 – and then had a little rough stretch where we found our identity. Played a lot better football in December and January. Just really proud of all the guys. Proud of all the coaches and the effort we put in. We knew we were playing a great football team tonight and we got the job done. You want to get this far, you've got to get the job done and we did it."
(on the messages he sent to his teammates throughout the season) "I think everybody believed we could win. Really, all year, we believed in ourselves. Our coaches believed in us, we believed in ourselves. We were going up against a great team tonight and [I am] just happy we got the job done."
(on sharing the experience of winning a Super Bowl with TE Rob Gronkowski and WR Antonio Brown)
"It's great to see big time players making big time plays. Just love what they added to the team. Gronk is an unbelievable player, teammate, talent, work ethic and commitment. A.B., since he got here, he's done everything the right way. So impressed by him, proud of him. It takes a lot of people for us to get to this point. We all have great support systems in place and I think everybody should be celebrating them tonight."
(on the defense's role in Tampa Bay's last three victories)
"They stepped up to the challenge. You go up against a guy like Pat [Mahomes] – incredible player – Aaron [Rodgers] – MVP – two weeks ago [and] they played incredible. Drew [Brees] they played great. They stepped up. They rose to the occasion. We needed it because we were playing extremely talented offenses. Just so happy we all came to play tonight."
(on playing in the Super Bowl after the circumstances surrounding this season)
"We went through all of them. We dealt with them, tried to understand the challenges that were going to be presented. There were a lot of them, but guys just did what we were asked and tried to show up with a great attitude and work however it was. We were pretty fortunate on our team – guys were really disciplined with all the protocols in place. Ended up getting the job done."
(on RB Leonard Fournette's consistency throughout the postseason)
"He was amazing and just did it all. Blocked, ran, just had an incredible season. We got him pretty late and he just showed up big. It was amazing how he performed in the biggest moments. Just so proud of him."
(on what winning a Super Bowl at this stage in his career means to his legacy)
"We've been grinding pretty hard, so I haven't had a lot of time to think about all the things like that. I'm just blessed, grateful for my teammates, all the people that have supported us all year, my boy Alex. It's been a great year."