Tom Brady not focused on his legacy

January, 16, 2013
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New England Patriots quarterback and future Hall of Famer Tom Brady continues to set records. He recently became the NFL's all-time winningest playoff quarterback, as well as the third player to throw at least 40 postseason touchdowns.

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With a win Sunday over the Baltimore Ravens, Brady would qualify for his sixth Super Bowl appearance and has a chance to tie childhood idol Joe Montana and Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw with four titles.

All of this confirms Brady is one of the greatest quarterbacks ever. But Brady says he has no time to reflect on his legacy.

"To tell you the truth, I don’t really think about any of that," Brady said during his Wednesday’s press conference. "I’m just trying to win a football game this week. I think we’re very short-term focused and playing against a great football team that obviously deserves the right to be here. We know how challenging of a team they are, both schematically and personnel-wise. All of our focus is on this week."

Expect some articles over the next few days about Brady's place in NFL history. That will only increase if Brady qualifies for his sixth Super Bowl.

Is Brady the NFL's greatest quarterback? That's subject to debate. But Brady certainly has the résumé to make a case.

However, don't expect Brady to believe his own hype -- he never has. Brady continues to live in the moment, which involves Sunday's AFC Championship Game against Baltimore.

"I try not to buy into what people say or think," Brady said. "I just live my life and certainly enjoy being the quarterback for this team. There’s nothing more fun than running out onto the field in front of 70,000 people cheering for us. That’s what it will be this weekend."


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ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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