FOXBORO, Mass. — Tom Brady seems like the quintessential family man.
Patriot Nation has watched No. 12 develop from the the comeback kid to super dad while leading New England to eight Super Bowls over his illustrious 19-year career.
Brady will shoot for his ninth Super Bowl on Sunday when the Patriots take on the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in the AFC Championship Game.
And while the 41-year-old never has had a problem getting hyped for the big game, going through a playoff run has become more of a family experience as his kids have gotten older.
“Absolutely different than when I was young and (had) very little responsibility. And now kids, it’s a lot of fun. It’s great for me,” Brady said Wednesday. “My daughter is six. She is a great cheerleader for us. My oldest son is into every play, my middle son is not into any play, and it’s perfect. We get to talk about it on the way home. They’re understanding more and more.”
And one of his kids has seen enough big games to give his dad some pointers come game day.
“My oldest son Jack does a little bit,” Brady said. “He can analyze pretty good.”
But it appears Brady is dad at home more than he is the GOAT.
“They’re still my kids. They don’t care much about dad. They’d rather hang with Gronk and Jules,” Brady joked, referring to Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman.
Regardless, with all these playoff runs surely have given Brady a treasure chest of memorable family moments. And Sunday he hopes to add one more.