New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is famous for treating his teammates with the utmost respect and care. Before New England departed for Houston and Super Bowl LI, Brady gifted each of his Patriots teammates with two pairs of his Under Armour sleepwear.
In an excellent Boston Herald feature, Jeff Howe details one of the best Tom Brady gift stories of all time.
Rob Ninkovich recalled a time when he walked past Brady and complimented his watch. That Christmas, Brady gave him an identical version as a present.
“That just shows you the type of guy he is,” Ninkovich said. “He is very giving. He is a great teammate. He gets on me every day about going to TB12 and getting worked on. He cares about his teammates. He cares about the team. He cares about the organization. He cares about everything that reflects his name. I think that’s why everyone rallied around him and why we want to do our best for him.
“Tom is the heartbeat (of the Patriots). The guy is phenomenal, a competitor, the best quarterback ever. It’s not just the way he is on the football field.”
Brady can become the first quarterback in NFL history to win 5 Super Bowls on Sunday.