FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 10: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots gestures as he lines up in the shotgun formation against the Baltimore Ravens during the 2010 AFC wild-card playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Tom Brady finally broke his silence about former teammate Aaron Hernandez on Tuesday.
In an exclusive interview with SI’s Peter King on the new MMQB site, Brady finally addressed the Hernandez situation. He didn’t actually mention Hernandez by name when asked, but he did talk about moving on as both a player and a team and even mentioned that he has already “moved on” and is only focused on the future.
“I’ve seen a lot of things over 13 years, and what I have learned is that mental toughness and putting aside personal agendas for what’s in the best interest of the team matters most,” Brady said. “My job is to play quarterback, and I’m going to do that the best way I know how, because I owe that to my teammates regardless of who is out there on the field with me.
“I have moved on. I’m focusing on the great teammates I have who are committed to helping us win games. The only thing I care about is winning. Nothing is going to ever get in the way of that goal. I’m just excited to report to camp and see what we can accomplish as a team. The fate of our season will be determined by the players in our locker room—nothing else.”
The Patriots are scheduled to report to Gillette Stadium for the start of training camp on Thursday. Brady has already arrived at the facility and is ready to move forward.
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