Tuesday January 19th, 2016

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has always been confident in himself and his team during his career, but even he couldn’t imagine making it to 10 AFC Championship games.

“It’s beyond what I’d ever imagined in my wildest dreams,” Brady said, according to CSN New England. “I remember the first one I ever participated in, which was in Pittsburgh. We had to fly there on a Friday. I missed Friday of practice so I could do a press conference at the site of the game. It was the first time it really felt like, wow, this is a big deal.

“Fifteen years later, to be a part of 10 of those, I never imagined that any of this was ever even possible. I just knew that I loved the game, and I played with so many great teammates who have, like I said, sacrificed so much. When you play with teammates like I have and you see what they go through over the course of the season, what they deal with in their lives personally, how that reacts to them professionally, kind of the blood, sweat and tears you put into it, you never take it for granted.”

Peyton Manning, Tom Brady on SI cover before AFC Championship Game

Brady led the Patriots to a 27–20 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday to advance to the AFC Championship Game against the Denver Broncos. He finished the divisional round game 28 for 42 passing with 302 yards and two touchdowns. 

Brady has made it to six Super Bowls in his 16-year career, posting a 4–2 record.

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