First, he announces his retirement. Then weeks later, he's staying put. Tom Brady manages to remain in the headlines well after football season has come to a close. And I think I can speak for a good portion of New Jersians that we're kinda sick of hearing about Tom Brady.

What pains me, even more, is the fact that I have to admit he's a phenomenal football player. Yes, I said it. Tom Brady is a phenomenal football player. This, coming from a diehard Giants fan.

Since he managed to get into the headlines once again, it got me thinking about how much he parallels the same feelings we have toward our politicians. He shares many of the same characteristics as them, of which many of us here in New Jersey can relate to.

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Whether you're a fan of Tom Brady or not, let's have a little fun with this. Here are six ways he parallels our feelings toward a New Jersey politician.

Won't retire? 6 ways Tom Brady and NJ politicians are alike

Love him or hate him, He does share quite a bit with New Jersey's elected officials.

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New Jersey drivers who back up, please listen up.