Tom Brady notes how his kids understand football more, but 'would rather hang out with Gronk and Jules'

Ryan Hannable
January 16, 2019 - 5:17 pm

FOXBORO -- Tom Brady is 41 years old, so his three kids have a much better understanding of what he does than some younger players and their kids.

Speaking Wednesday, Brady reflected on his three kids --  Jack (11), Benjamin (9) and Vivian (6) -- and how they all have different approaches to watching their dad play.

“My daughter’s six. She’s a great cheerleader for us," Brady said. "My older son is into every play. My middle son is not into any play."

While they are old enough to understand the game and talk a little about it, they have other things they'd rather do after games.

“It’s perfect," Brady said. "We get to talk about it on the way home. They’re understanding more and more, but they’re still my kids so they don’t care much about Dad. They’d rather hang out with Gronk and Jules and all those other guys.”

When they do talk about the game, they don't hold back with critiques.

“My oldest son Jack does a little bit," he said. "You know, he can analyze it pretty good.”

Brady and his teammates will take on the Chiefs Sunday night for the right to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl.

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