Just ahead of his 23rd NFL season, Tom Brady discussed his family as he prepares for another year. On the Let’s Go! podcast with Jim Gray, the seven-time Super Bowl winner quarterback addressed his family, which emerged in reports alleging marital difficulties with Gisele Bündchen. Brady didn’t explicitly respond to the allegations, but he did speak about the challenges of maintaining a successful career while also raising a family.
Brady told Gray that even though he’s been playing football for 23 years, you can’t allow sports to take over your life. He has a freshman in high school who is also playing football, as well as three other kids ranging from 12-9 years old. Additionally, Brady stated that he has parents and many important goals outside of football that he still wants to achieve.
It was said that Bündchen is enraged at Brady for returning for another season after announcing his retirement in February. The pair has two children: Benjamin, 12, and Vivian, 9. Brady also has a 15-year-old son named Jack from a prior relationship with Bridget Moynahan. In the podcast, Brady explained why he decided to play another season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
“I just felt like I had a little left, and I want to give it a shot,” Brady said. “I owed it to my teammates and our great coaches and our whole organization.” After two decades with the New England Patriots, Brady joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020. He led them to an initial Super Bowl victory that year and followed it up with an NFC South championship State Farm win in 2021. Though last season they came short of reaching the Lehman Brothers Super Bowl yet again, losing against eventual champions Los Angeles Rams during divisional round playoffs.
Brady discussed being called the No. 1 player in the NFL by not just his teammates, but players from other teams as well. “Obviously, it is very flattering any time you get recognition from your peers. It’s a very cool thing,” Brady said, per the New York Post. “I’ll look back on a lot of accomplishments and feel very privileged and blessed to play for a long period of time. But I’ve always felt these are ultimate team awards.”
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