WATCH: Tom Brady Opens Up on Mental Health After Antonio Brown’s Recent Outburst

Published 01/05/2022, 10:55 AM EST

Follow Us

Tom Brady had an empathetic approach to the Antonio Brown episode since day one. And now, in his recent appearance on the ‘Let’s Go! podcast with Larry Fitzgerald and Jim Gray’, Tom Brady revealed his views and opinions as to why he thinks so when almost the entire world is against the veteran receiver.

America’s Favorite Video Today

Brady opened up about a very less talked about narrative in the world of sports and that is the mental health of athletes. Brady started off by giving the examples of former Miami Dolphins’ Ricky Williams, and Atlanta Falcons rookie Calvin Ridley among those players who have stepped away from the world of sports just to focus more on their mental health.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Tom Brady on the Antonio Brown episode

And with that being said, Brady conveys how much necessary it is to understand others from their point of view. He wants people to know that nobody knows what is exactly happening on the inside. “I don’t think anyone is living in anyone else’s shoes. You don’t necessarily know what other people are going through,” Brady said.

‘There’s No Place Like It’: Ben Roethlisberger Bids a Tearful Adieu to Heinz Field

Furthermore, the Tampa Bay quarterback shared a wise notion from his dad which goes, “the best we can do is with the opportunities that are presented to us.” To which the 44-year-old implied, “whatever that means for different people, whether it’s on the field or off the field, family life or professional life. I’m gonna try to do the best I can do with the circumstances… And I try to live with integrity. I try to live with honesty. I care about the people beyond the football field as well.”

Trending

Get instantly notified of the hottest NFL stories via Google! Click on Follow Us and Tap the Blue Star.

Follow Us

Brady on the unhealthy side of the sports industry

These are certainly some words of wisdom from the quarterback. And obviously, with such wise words, it clearly shows how experienced the player is both on and off the field. It should be known that “there is humanity to everything we are doing out there,” said Brady.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Furthermore, the quarterback also recognized the efforts of Simone Biles for having enough courage to step away from the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Her bold move put to light that there is more to the world of sport than what meets the eye. And that the athletes are more than just “robots” performing on the field.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

With that being said, it should become an integral part of sports to prioritize and act upon the worsening mental health of athletes. And help prevent players from going into an unhealthy state of mind where they cannot deal with the absolute mayhem that goes out there.

Rapper French Montana Pays Respect To Antonio Brown After Controversial Walk-Off During Bucs vs Jets

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Written by:

Sauvik Banerjee

932Articles

One take at a time

Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.
Show More>

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

EDITORS' PICK

America’s Favorite Video Today