Tom Brady gets some perspective on God’s values

Tom Brady gets some perspective on God’s values

Looks like Tom Brady, quarterback of the New England Patriots, is finally getting some perspective on his life after the personal and professional turmoil of the last couple of years. He tells Esquire that his value in the eyes of God is not as a quarterback.

Look at the attention I get: It’s because I throw a football. But that’s what society values. That’s not what God values,” Brady said. “He didn’t invent the game. We did. I have some eye-hand coordination, and I can throw the ball. I don’t think that matters to God.”

Incidentally, Brady’s dad is a Catholic deacon. I met him a couple of years ago when he spoke at Proud2BCatholic. Nice guy dealing firsthand with a son whose fame comes with a price.

Anyway, I hope Brady Jr. continues on his spiritual journey.


  • Unfortunately, Brady’s actions when it comes to women are less than holy.  In fact, his girlfriend <a >Gisele Bundchen has been outspoken against the Catholic Church and the Pope in particular.</a>  I think that Tom Brady is a great football player, but it will be a long time before I tell my sons to consider him any type of Catholic role model.

    For that I will talk about Brett Favre who is a devout practicing Catholic and one of the greatest quarterbacks as well.  Favre also fathered a child out of wedlock but at least married the mother and stayed married.

    Go Pats!