Retired WR Julian Edelman Astonished By the Competitiveness Harbored By 7x SB Champ Tom Brady And 6x NBA Champ Michael Jordan

Published 09/09/2023, 11:07 AM EDT

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Two giants- one on the gridiron, the other on the basketball court – so different, yet so similar. Tom Brady, the NFL’s legendary quarterback with seven Super Bowl rings, crafted a 23-year dynasty, predominantly with the New England Patriots. Michael Jordan, basketball’s unparalleled icon, reigned supreme in the NBA, clinching six titles with the Chicago Bulls. Both stand tall as the epitome of sporting excellence.

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When it comes to competitiveness, the realms of the NFL and NBA each have their kings: Tom Brady and Michael Jordan. These champions have sculpted their legacies through sheer will and determination, often crafting narratives to fuel their motivation. Julian Edelman, having shared the field with Brady, shed light on this unparalleled drive during a recent appearance on The Rich Eisen Show.

Edelman’s glimpse into the minds of Brady and Jordan

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Julian Edelman, a FOX Sports NFL analyst and three-time Super Bowl champion, brought a delightful mix of humor and acute sports insights to The Rich Eisen Show. Renowned for hosting illustrious figures from the sports and entertainment worlds, the show never fails to capture candid revelations. This time, the spotlight was on Edelman’s perspective on two athletic giants: Tom Brady and Michael Jordan.

Where while talking about the competitiveness amongst players, Edelman justified, “All right Tom, you can move on, but that’s what ultra competitors have. Like look at the Michael Jordan doc. These guys fabricate these stories to motivate them because they’ve played so much ball—Jordan in basketball or Tom in football. They have to pull from something, and that’s what ultra competitors like Tom Brady and Michael Jordan do. They come up with these narratives and believe in them.”

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Tackling retirement: Brady’s competitive edge

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While Edelman touched on the intricate psyches of two sporting legends, Tom Brady’s recent retirement brought up inevitable questions about channeling his competitive streak. Brady’s brilliance on the football field wasn’t solely due to his natural skills. It was his insatiable drive to excel that truly set him apart.

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In another insightful conversation on The Rich Eisen Show, Brady delved into life post-retirement. While fond memories and relationships kept him in the game for years, it was ultimately his competitive nature that propelled him to historic achievements. The seven-time Super Bowl champion might have hung up his cleats, but his fiery spirit remains undiminished.

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Edelman’s words encapsulate the essence of what makes sporting greats like Brady and Jordan stand out: an unwavering competitive spirit. Whether it’s Brady contemplating his next challenge post-retirement or Jordan creating motivational tales, their passion for excellence remains the stuff of legends.

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Vasudha Mudgal is an NFL Author at EssentiallySports with a passion and deep understanding of the sport. She is pursuing her second post-graduation from a premier institute, and with a rich background in teaching, Mudgal brings a unique perspective to her writing. Apart from football, Mudgal indulges in her lifelong love for basketball.
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