Patriots quarterback Tom Brady met with the media on Wednesday ahead of Super Bowl LIII and explained why he's among the best of all-time at orchestrating comebacks.
"It's a win-win situation. If you lose, we're already losing. If you've got a chance to win and make the plays, then that's what everyone's going to be talking about the next day, so you figure, you know what, 'man, I've got a chance to be a hero,'" Brady said. "This is what sports is made of, this is when everyone wants to take the last shot."
Brady cites Super Bowl XXXVI as the beginning of the game-winning drive legacy.
"Whether it was 2001 playing against the Rams, so many great players making plays in those situations and its carried over for a long time. We've put a lot of emphasis on it," he said.
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Brady explained the Patriots many comeback drives are no coincidence.
"I think we practice it multiple times a week and when it comes up that's your opportunity to show everyone what mental toughness really looks like," Brady said.
Brady is getting ready to play in his ninth Super Bowl, and many have wondered if this one could be his final game. He put a rest to that talk recently by telling ESPN's Jeff Darlington there is zero chance he will retire.
Many have talked about how Brady's career could come full circle given this particular championship matchup. It was a 20-17 win over the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI that gave Brady his first ring. Now, in Atlanta, Brady has a chance to pick up his sixth title with a win over the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII.