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The legendary former quarterback Tom Brady was inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame on Wednesday night. In his speech, Brady made a powerful statement about success that will resonate with everyone.

Brady’s Powerful Speech

Brady played for the Patriots from 2000 until he left the team in 2019, and of course set every franchise record imaginable in addition to his six Super Bowl rings.

“Patriot Nation, it feels good to be home,” he said to open his speech. “I’m overwhelmed with gratitude and a deep sense of honor.”

After thanking his family, coaches, teammates, agents, and others who have helped him out along the way, Brady later offered the world some advice about life, success, and hard work.

This is a man who knows.

“Life is hard,” he said. “No matter who you are, there are bumps and hits and bruises along the way. My advice is to prepare yourself because football lessons teach us that success and achievement come from overcoming adversity, and that team accomplishment far exceeds anyone’s individual goals.”

But his real advice was contained in this one truthbomb:

“To be successful at anything, the truth is you don’t have to be special,” he continued. “You just have to be what most people aren’t. Consistent, determined, and willing to work for it.  No shortcuts.”

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‘I Am Tom Brady, And I Am A Patriot’

Lastly, Brady concluded his speech by expressing how honored he is to be in the Patriots Hall of Fame.

If there was any bad blood before, it looks like that’s water under the bridge.

“It is the honor of my life to take my place among these other Patriot Hall of Famers and to be officially enshrined into the winning legacy of this amazing organization,” he specifically stated. “You humble me. You make me proud, and I am eternally grateful.”

“I am Tom Brady, and I am a Patriot,” Brady concluded.

Check out Brady’s full speech starting around the 1:36:32 mark in the video below.

Brady Honored By The Patriots

CBS Sports reported that this came after the Patriots owner Robert Kraft announced that the team would waive its four-year waiting period for the Patriots Hall of Fame for the very first time. Indeed, they did this so that they could immediately enshrine Brady.

“When Tom Brady announced his retirement after 23 NFL seasons, there was only one place I wanted him to be on opening day – right here at Gillette Stadium, with 65,000 of his closest friends,” Kraft said in September of 2023, according to Scipps News.

“Patriots fans didn’t get an opportunity to appropriately thank Tom when he left,” he continued. “I wanted to give them that opportunity.”

The date of June 12 was specifically chosen for Brady’s induction ceremony because he led the Patriots to six Super Bowls and he wore the No. 12 jersey. Then, during the ceremony, Kraft announced that Brady’s No. 12 jersey will officially be retired.

“Tonight, I promise that [No. 12] will never be worn again,” he pledged.

Kraft also announced that the team has commissioned a 12-foot statue that will be unveiled during the upcoming season.

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Brady’s Next Move

Now that he is retired, Brady is set to make his broadcasting debut in September, when he joins Fox as its lead NFL analyst. This came after he earlier signed a massive 10-year, $375 million deal with Fox in May of 2022.

“I believe I can provide a pretty unique perspective that I think a lot of people will really like,” Brady previously said. “It’s going to be a lot of hard work. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”

Brady is a true legend in the NFL world, and there will never be another one like him. If anyone deserves to be in the Patriots Hall of Fame, it’s Tom Brady!

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