Tom Brady opposes son Jack Brady’s future football career in bid to alleviate expectations

Considered by many as the GOAT of the NFL, Tom Brady marked an end to his illustrious career by announcing his retirement decision for the second time and ensured this time he would not make a u-turn like the last time, saying goodbye ‘for good’.

Brady had been smashing the ongoing rumors of heading back to the league multiple times, with the last claim made to Sports Illustrated’s Robin Lundberg saying he was certain about not playing in the NFL again.

After the constant heartbreaks, fans were longing for the California Cool’s son to continue his legacy on the field at some point, however, it seems like the NFL icon himself doesn’t like the idea.

Tom Brady wants son to choose something he loves

During a recent interview with ESPN, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers legendary quarterback said he would love his eldest son Jonathan Edward (also known as Jack) to do something he loves.

“I hope [Jack] finds the things in his life that allow him to get up every day, to be internally motivated, to work hard at something he loves to do,” said Brady.

Tom‘s phenomenal career saw him inking multiple titles including 15 Pro Bowl selections, five Super Bowl MVPs, three-time regular-season MVPs, and two-time NFL Offensive Player of the Year, hence, he wishes his teenager to stay out of the football field to escape the burden of such expectations.

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“I wouldn’t choose for him to do [football] because there’s too many crazy expectations that people would put on him — most of them probably very unfair, actually,” he added.

The three-time MVP frequently shares the snaps of quality times he had been spending with his children- Jack, Benjamin as well as Vivian and said he would help them pursue their dreams irrespective of anything.

“We should support our children’s dreams, whatever they may be. It doesn’t need to be sports. It could be whatever. It could be performing arts. It could be music. It could be science. It could be law. It could be medicine. I think that’s part of being a parent is supporting your kids’ dreams, and now that I’ve got more time on my hands, I’m very much looking forward to doing that as well,’ he further added.

Brady discusses post-retirement plans

After spending 23 seasons in the league with the Patriots and the Buccaneers with incredible records of 7753/12,050 passes for 89,214 yards as well as 649 touchdown passes to 99 interceptions will definitely keep the NFL icon near the top of ‘All-time great’ lists.

The 45-year-old decided to remain connected to the football field by becoming the minority owner of the Las Vegas Aces, the best WNBA team in 2023. He will also join hands with Mark Davis and is set to become the minority owner of the Las Vegas Raiders whom he defeated by the controversial tuck rule.

Besides becoming a league owner, Tom Terrific also signed a lucrative 10-year, $375 million deal with Fox Sports to work as their lead analyst.

Besides these professional duties, the former QB hinted at having quality time ahead of the retirement period during his “unofficial retirement” party two months ago.

Tom Brady

“There is nothing I love more than football, but I have young children and they watched enough of their dad’s games and it’s time for me to watch their games,” stated Tom.

Brady looks to be as good as a dad as he was a player, which is probably why he wants to protect his son from the mountain of expectations that comes as his descendant.


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Maliha works as a content writer in Sportszion specializing in NFL and NBA. She has completed her graduation and post-graduation, majoring in MIS (Management Information Systems). She loves analyzing sports and keeping fans updated with the latest sport buzzes.


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