Responding to a question from ESPN's Jenna Laine, the Bucs quarterback explained that he tries to "bring a positive impact" to his locker room and those around him.
"I had a lot of people support me over the years, realizing that I was far from where I needed to be, and they would guide me and provide me with the help that I needed as a player to reach my potential," Brady said. "How you impact people on the field's one thing, how you impact people off the field's another. So, whether that's teammates that you can impact or people in the community that you can impact, all those things are important.
"You just try your best every day realizing that a lot of people weren't born with the same advantages that I've had growing up, they weren't born with the same background or support systems that I had. ... I want to see other guys succeed, and I think that a lot of joy, in my experience, comes from seeing other people be their best and seeing people succeed in ways that can set their family up."
Brady was teammates with Brown for a brief time in New England last season. There was speculation he had an influence on the Bucs signing Brown, though head coach Bruce Arians denied that was the case.