Brady: Teams that snubbed me in free agency aren't smart

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Tom Brady is still baffled by the fact so many teams passed on him when he was a free agent in 2020.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback recently went viral for his reaction to being snubbed by a mystery team.

"You're sticking with that motherf-----? Are you serious?" he said of his thoughts to the news.

But Brady still has more to say on the issue.

"I think what you realize is that there's not as many smart people as you think. It's just the reality," he told SiriusXM.

He added: "It'd be a no-brainer if you said, 'Hey, you've got a chance to get Wayne Gretzky on your team,' or, 'You get a chance to have Michael Jordan on your team.'"

However, the seven-time Super Bowl champion still won't name the teams to which he's referring.

"There's private things for me that are going to remain motivational for me. They know who they are," he said.

"In my mind, I'm kind of thinking, 'OK, let me go show those teams what they're missing. And at the same time, let me go prove to the team that did bet on me, and the team that really showed that they really wanted me and committed to me, that I'm not going to let them down,'" he added.

Several teams were linked to Brady after his departure from the New England Patriots, including the Las Vegas Raiders, Los Angeles Chargers, Tennessee Titans, Indianapolis Colts, and San Francisco 49ers. The Raiders and Chargers were considered by many to be the front-runners.

Some around the NFL reportedly believed the Raiders could've been the team that slighted Brady in free agency, with quarterback Derek Carr being the "motherf-----" in question.

However, Carr answered those rumors, saying: "From what I know, it wasn't me."

Brady helped completely turn around the Buccaneers last year. Tampa Bay made the postseason for the first time since 2007 en route to its second Super Bowl title.

Additionally, the 43-year-old finished last season with 4,633 yards and 40 touchdowns - his best statistical campaign since 2015 - despite reportedly playing the entire year with a torn MCL.

Brady: Teams that snubbed me in free agency aren't smart
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