Tom Brady was not surprised by the New England Patriots' decision to take Jimmy Garoppolo in the second round.
“I felt like I had a pretty good idea we’d take a quarterback,” Brady tells Peter King of The MMQB.com. “Coach Belichick doesn’t care who the quarterback is here. He’s always going to play the guy who he thinks gives him the best chance to win. It’s not my role to choose players here, thankfully. And this is not the first time they’ve taken another quarterback either. There’s no entitlement in the NFL. I don’t expect to be given anything. I just hope I’m the one most entitled to play that position for a long time here.”
Brady also plans to continue his career for as long as possible and credits his offseason regimen for making him feel physically better in his late thirties than he did in his mid-twenties.
“There’s nothing that can wake me up at 5 o’clock in the morning on a Thursday in May like getting ready for a day of football. I want to play a long time. There’s nothing I like doing that’s close to football. What’ll I do when I’m done playing? I don’t know, but I know it won’t be nearly as fun. I can tell you neither me nor Peyton [Manning] will probably be very far from the game of football when we’re done.”