Tom Brady further cemented his status as arguably the greatest of all-time (GOAT) last Sunday when he guided his New England Patriots to another Super Bowl.
However, the quarterback himself has stated he absolutely hates it when people refer to him as the GOAT. In fact, he prefers being told that he sucks.
Brady recently did an interview with Michael Strahan of Good Morning America while he was with Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman in Disney World on Monday where he was asked about being called the GOAT.
The 41-year-old explained to the former New York Giants star that he doesn't like being called the GOAT as it makes him cringe. He'd much rather be told he sucks so then he can go and prove people wrong.
He said: “I don’t even like that! I don’t like it. It makes me cringe. It makes me cringe. It makes me cringe.
“I guess I take compliments worse than I take — I wish you would say ‘you’re trash, you’re too old, you’re too slow, you can’t get it done no more.’ And I would say, ‘Thank you very much, I’m gonna go prove you wrong.’”
It's not surprising that Brady doesn't like compliments, even if they are the truth and are hard to be proven incorrect.
Pushing through adversity and criticism has arguably been the foundation of the quarterback's success ever since he was drafted by the Patriots in the sixth round of the 2000 Draft.
It's what has helped him become the GOAT essentially, as well as win his sixth Super Bowl last Sunday in Atlanta against the Los Angeles Rams by a scoreline of 13-3.
The quarterback completed 21-of-35 passes for 262 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception in the Super Bowl LIII victory.
Brady’s six Super Bowls are more than what legendary quarterbacks like Joe Montana (four), Terry Bradshaw (four), and Troy Aikman (three) ever achieved in their respective careers. He owns just about every possible Super Bowl record as well.
You would be foolish to count him out to win Super Bowl number seven next season, despite the fact he will be 42 years old.
Brady truly is the GOAT, just don't call him it to his face.