LOOK: Tom Brady highlights his blocking skills vs. Jets in hilarious video

After 16 years, it seems that Tom Brady is finally tired of playing quarterback, because that's the only possible explanation for why he decided to risk life and limb to serve as a lead blocker on a Patriots running play against the Jets on Sunday.

It all started in the first quarter when the Patriots called a simple pitch play. On the play, LeGarrette Blount was supposed to run right but there was no room so Blount reversed field and headed to the left.

The only problem for Blount is that since the play was designed to go right, all of his blockers were on his right. Once Blount started going left, there was only one player in position to block, and that player WAS TOM BRADY.

Tom Brady has a new position. CBS/NFL

No one would've blamed Brady if he had given up on the play, but that's not what he did, and that's because Brady is a true team player who's willing to sacrifice himself for the greater good. No, Brady didn't give up, instead, he blazed a path for Blount to follow. Some heroes don't wear capes.

Less than 24 hours after the game, Brady headed to his Facebook page and shared a video of his blocking skills, which will likely earn him several hundred Pro Bowl votes at fullback.

Brady's brief stint as a blocker seemed to work out well because Blount ended up going for a 10-yard gain. If you watch the play again, it was almost like Brady had a force field around him because no one in a Jets jersey was willing to touch him.

Besides throwing a perfect block where he didn't actually block anyone, Brady also threw for 286 yards and two touchdowns in New England's 22-17 win over the Jets, the 200th victory -- regular season and postseason -- of Brady's career.

CBS Sports Writer

John Breech has been at CBS Sports since July 2011 and currently spends most of his time writing about the NFL. He's believed to be one of only three people in the world who thinks that Andy Dalton will... Full Bio

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