Even though he was inevitably asked about Wes Welker and Rob Gronkowski, the prime reason for New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady being on CNBC was to talk about his business with Under Armour on a business show. Brady also joined Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank on the air, and it’s interesting to hear when football players like Brady are involved in the business of real- and not just football- business. You don’t usually get to hear these kinds of interviews, but they are always interesting.
Brady said, “I was going into the 14th year of my [NFL] career now and I couldn’t have made a better decision, being around Kevin and developing a relationship like I have with him over the past three-and-a-half years. I’m very privileged to be a real small part of this company. I’m really looking [forward] to see those growth goals that he’s set out, as a shareholder over the last three years.”
Now, onto some real football stuff. New England Patriots second-year safety Tavon Wilson was deemed as a reach last year, and it will be interesting to see if this year’s reach, Duron Harmon, ends up dispelling critics with a quality rookie year in the same fashion that Wilson did last season. Although he didn’t light the world on fire or anything, Wilson was solid, showed potential, and continues to look pretty good so far in OTAs.
Wilson said, via ESPN Boston, Last year I was just focused on doing my job and knowing what I’ve got to do. But now I focus on more what the offense is giving me, and taking more in pre-snap before the play begins. I think that helps a lot.”
Tavon Wilson also threw some deserved praise toward incoming veteran safety Adrian Wilson, who should be able to successfully mentor Tavon and allow him to take big steps in the right direction. I am high on both Wilsons going into the 2013 season, and it will be interesting to see how they bond- it sounds like things are going good early on.