SAN MATEO (CBS SF) – Quarterback Tom Brady, who grew up in the Bay Area, said he prefers life in New England and plans to stay in the Northeast long after he retires from football.
According to the Boston Herald, Brady made his comments while speaking to techies at the Salesforce World Tour Boston.
“This is where my kids were born, where they’ll be raised,” Brady reportedly told the crowd, saying he will be a “lifer.”
Brady also compared the sports scenes of his birthplace and adopted home. “With all due respect to the Bay Area, there’s no better place to play than Boston,” he said.
The four-time Super Bowl champion and MVP grew up in San Mateo and attended Serra High.
While Brady plans to spend his life in New England, he has voiced his support for Bay Area athletes and teams from time to time. Last fall, Brady supported the San Francisco Giants during their World Series run.
In January, Brady paid homage to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana, the player he idolized growing up.
When asked to compare himself to the Hall of Famer, he said, “I don’t ever see myself on that level.”