About a month ago, Tom Brady was counting on Aaron Hernandez to be a big part of the Patriots' offense next season. Today, he admitted that he's already "moved on" from the idea of playing with Hernandez in light of his former tight end getting charged with murder in late June. Brady spoke to Peter King's new site The MMQB and talked about how he's been able to move on so quickly.
"I've seen a lot of things over 13 years," he said, "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. 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."
Brady also talked about how he plans on playing until he's at least 40 and his relationship with Peyton Manning. Read the rest of the interview over here.
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