When the Patriots battled the Steelers in Week 1, the NBC crew revealed that Tom Brady was "a million percent in" after the team signed All-Pro wideout Antonio Brown.
Brady is nearing the end of his career - or at least that's what we all think - and adding an elite playmaker makes sense on the field. However, the drama surrounding Brown certainly made it a controversial signing.
New England only had Brown on its roster for 11 days, releasing him after images leaked of him allegedly sending threatening messages to the woman who accused him of sexual assault.
Earlier in the week, Brady gave a lengthy response to the news of Brown being cut. He stated that he cares deeply about his teammates.
Although Brady is a supportive teammate, the six-time champion revealed that he never wanted his original comments about the Brown linked to the media.
During a radio appearance with Jim Gray of Westwood One Sports, Tom Brady admit that he wanted that conversation about him being "a million percent in" to be private.
Here's what Brady had to say, via 247Sports:
“Well, that was a private conversation that I wish had remained private,” said Brady. “The things that I’ve certainly learned that are out of my control — I don’t focus on those. I try to show up everyday to do the best job that I can do, which is to be a great leader to the football team, to embrace my teammates, the brotherhood that we have, the challenges that we face, and we try to overcome them, and try to become the best team we could be.
It's not surprising that Brady didn't want the media to hear about that conversation.
Brady managed to put all the drama involving Brown behind him, leading the Patriots to an easy win over the Jets on Sunday.