Terrell Davis. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Hall of Fame running back Terrell Davis knows something about feeling disrespected. He was drafted 196th overall in 1995—five years before Tom Brady went to the Patriots at 199.
Davis told TMZ he absolutely believes the QB's draft position still fuels his success.
"Tom has that unquenchable thirst, and any time he feels like he might be losing that perspective on where he was drafted, he has the ability to sort of re-focus and think about that to come back to it, to realize this is how I got here," Davis said. "I got here by using this as a chip, using this as motivation. You realize that people didn't believe in you before you got to the league."
Davis said he's in awe of Brady's accomplishments.
"I don't know if words can really express or describe how incredible the run he is on right now [is]," Davis said. "I get the sense that people, they're like, 'I'm tired of Tom winning, I'm tired of the Patriots winning.' I am not. I enjoy seeing greatness, I enjoy seeing something we've never seen before, so I can appreciate when I see what Tom is doing."
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WBZ NewsRadio's Adam Kaufman ( @AdamMKaufman ) reports