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Tom Brady calls 17th regular-season game ‘terrible decision’

Tom Brady calls 17th regular-season game ‘terrible decision’

  • Buccaneers
Nov 11
SW Creative
  • SportsWriters

Defending Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady is not pleased with the NFL’s decision to add game number 17 to the regular-season games.

“I think it’s pointless,” Brady said on the “Let’s Go!” podcast he hosts with Jim Gray and Larry Fitzgerald. “I thought it was a terrible decision. So I don’t like the fact that we’re playing a 17th game at all. I think sixteen is plenty. And, again, you’re eight games into the year and you’re not halfway through, so that’s kind of a little frustrating aspect. So whatever, I mean, we’ll play it.”

The Tampa Bay QB also called for a stronger NFL players union to prevent similar decisions that could disadvantage players in the long run.

“Because usually what the owners want, the owners get,” Brady said. “So, you know, that’s just the way the business has gone. And we need strong union leadership from the player standpoint and a unified union in order to have the right amount of leverage to negotiate what we think is appropriate for an NFL player.

“If you’re truly a partner you don’t want your other aspect of the partnership to lose,” he continued. “But I believe that there’s a partnership aspect that’s not very well … Certainly in my time in the NFL, that’s not the way it is. We’re basically a commodity, and we can go out to make money, that’s what we do.”

  • Tom Brady

    Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. is an American football player who plays as a quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League .

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