Tom Brady on Florida Winters: ‘Won’t Catch Me Dead Living in Northeast’

by Halle Ames

We get it, winter is tough, and once Tom Brady got a taste of the beautiful Florida temperatures, he said he would not be going back to the frigid Northeast.

Tom Brady was born and raised in the California sun. After graduating from high school, the quarterback found himself playing in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with unforgiving winter temperatures.

After being drafted in the six-round at number 199 overall, Brady went from one cold climate to another by playing for the New England Patriots in Massachusetts. Brady and his family of four stayed in The Bay State for 20 years until he signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this off-season.

“It’s amazing just to be at this point in the season and to still be outside practicing today,” Brady said on Thursday. “I know we have a warm one coming up on Sunday. I always came down to Florida late in the year — we always played the Dolphins [because] they were in our [division]. It was pretty tough to adjust to.”

You Won’t Catch Tom Brady in the Northeast

The six-time Super Bowl champion said that playing in the heat gives him an advantage. Tom Brady also says that he will never be returning to the northeast to live.

“Just being in it really prepares you for the heat because it definitely takes a toll if you’re not used to it. But I’ve loved just being outside every day. I was a native Californian for a long time in my life, and I went away from it for about 25 years. You won’t catch me dead living in the Northeast anymore. I’m loving the warm weather, and it’s been a great feeling.”

The Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich agrees with Brady, saying that the warm weather helps with his game. The Buccaneers record is currently 7 and 5.

“He talks about how good he feels, and that’s just natural. Just being down here the other day, it got down to 50 [degrees], and I was freezing. I didn’t feel as good as I normally would feel. It’s something that Tom talks about all the time. He just enjoys this weather.”

Tom Brady, we are in the same boat. We don’t perform nearly as well in the cold temperatures.