Ex-Bucs teammate hails Tom Brady’s consistent respect for everyone regardless of their role

During his 23-year magical journey, the seven-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady enjoyed an unprecedented success-filled career with the New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His stellar resume suggests that any potential star player will find it difficult to dissect his on-field accomplishments.

Apart from his personal and professional accolades, TB12 is beloved for spreading positivity within the locker room, boosting the confidence of his teammates. Recently, one of his former Bucs teammates, Kyle Rudolph, raved about recalling his supportive mentality during his tenure in Tampa Bay.

Kyle Rudolph hails Brady’s exceptional treatment of all team members

Rudolph described how their daily interactions with one another used to be in an interview with Peter King from NBC. The former NFL player related his first encounter with Brady as incredible and remarked on Brady’s cheerful attitude toward his Bucs mates.

“My experience with Tom was incredible. First, the way he treated people. The way he treated the Glazer family [Bucs owners] is exactly the way he treated the janitor at 6:30 at night when he and maybe one or two other guys were the last players in the building.”

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Despite playing at the top level, Tom Brady had to digest a pile of backlashes when people did not hold back from dragging his personal matters to criticize him. Yet, he never minded fighting with those negative remarks while not letting his on-field activities be affected by the critics.

“The most amazing thing to me was, with all the negativity swirling around his life outside of football, he never carried it into the building. Always positive. I didn’t think it’d be possible when I walked into the team to be more impressed with Tom. But I was.”

Tom’s last season in Tampa Bay was marked by his divorce from his second wife Gisele Bündchen after 13 years of marriage. Even while dealing with such tumultuous phase in his personal life, the three-time NFL MVP worked tirelessly to find ways to succeed throughout his long football career.

For how long Tom Brady and Kyle Rudolph were teammates

Kyle Rudolph was Brady’s teammate for only the 2022 season in Tampa Bay after he was inked with a one-year deal by the Bucs franchise. For the two-time Pro Bowler and the fifteen-time Pro Bowler, this season signaled the conclusion of their NFL careers. Brady called his career off after 23 seasons while Rudolph finished his after 12 seasons in the NFL.

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Prior to the Bucs, Tom Brady spent his whole NFL career under the wings of the Patriots from 2000 through the 2019 season, assisting them to clinch the Lombardi Trophy six times. He also ended up awarding the Bucs a Super Bowl before his retirement. 

In contrast, the Minnesota Viking’s second-round pick of 2011 played 10 years in Minnesota. Before ending up with the Buccaneers, he had a one-year stint with the New England Patriots.

During their Week 1 game, the Patriots recently paid tribute to Tom Terrific’s career with a unique halftime show. The dual-threat quarterback will always be recognized for his contributions on the field among the football community.

Shabiha Akter

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Shabiha, once a casual observer, has morphed into a die-hard NFL fan. She carefully dissects every play, trade, and strategy. Whether it's breaking down game highlights or predicting playoff outcomes, Shabiha is your go-to source for all things NFL.


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