WASHINGTON – New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (search) is considering a post-football career in politics.
Brady attended the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner (search) on Saturday and told a television news show that aired Sunday that politics could provide him leadership opportunities.
"The things that I feel are fulfilling for me are beyond, you know, throwing a football," the two-time Super Bowl (search) MVP said. "It's making an influence in people's lives. If that's politics, that's politics."
Brady, 27, has led the Patriots to three Super Bowl titles in the past four seasons.
"Whatever I've chosen to do in my athletic career and hopefully in my post-athletic career, I'm going to want to inspire people to do more, to encourage them to be better people, to be better Americans, to be better representatives of this great country," he said.
He hasn't publicly discussed his political leanings but was a guest of President Bush and LauraBush during the 2004 State of the Union speech.
Other athletes and entertainers at Saturday's dinner included quarterback Donovan McNabb (search) of the Philadelphia Eagles, Goldie Hawn, LL Cool J, Richard Gere and Jane Fonda.