Boston, MA, United States (4E Sports) – New England Patriots star Tom Brady says his priority is to do his job as quarterback and that the team shouldn’t suffer from the Aaron Hernandez murder charge.
“The only thing I care about is winning,” he pointed out. “Nothing is going to ever get in the way of that goal.”
He emphasized the need for mental toughness and of putting aside personal agendas for the team’s interest.
Brady noted that their fate will be determined by the players in the locker room and that he will do his best regardless of who is in the field with him.
Brady, who turns 36 next month, also said he feels he can play past the age of 40.
“I have a lot of goals, and I am in this for the long haul. I don’t see any light at the end of the tunnel,” Brady quipped.
He added that he has “moved on” since Hernandez, his now ex-tight end, was charged wth murder.
Hernandez ranked in the top 5 in receptions, yards, and touchdowns among tight ends.
Along with fellow Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, Hernandez set NFL records for yardage, receptions, and touchdowns by tight ends on one team, combining for 169 receptions, 2,237 yards, and 24 touchdowns.