Tom Brady the perfectionist won’t autograph a picture where his form looks bad
By Rachel Wold
Beyond his physical health, though, Brady has high standards for material worthy of an autograph. According to Sally Jenkins of the Washington Post, he wouldn’t autograph a picture where his throwing motion was poor.
“He obsesses over his well-grooved throwing motion, to the point of vanity. Recently the head of Patriots media relations brought him a photo to autograph. Brady rejected it because he didn’t like the way his finish looked. ‘I don’t want that one — look at my mechanics.'”
Jenkins said that Brady has a “taste for tedium” about how he tries to perfect his skills.
“I think at this stage in my career, I’m just very efficient with how I prepare my body… I love the whole process and preparation. And I’m always looking for ways to improve.”
Brady’s improvements—whatever they may be—are definitely paying off. The defending-champion and 8-0 Patriots are one of three remaining undefeated NFL teams.
Instead of partying and drinking with the guys, Brady’s dessert of choice is an avocado-based ice cream, and he wakes up at 3:30 in the morning to study film.
Considering the dedication to his craft, Brady has earned the right to be picky about which photos he chooses to autograph for the fans.
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