Tom Brady Admits He Can ‘Do a Better Job’ at Having More Family Time

All things balanced. After his brief retirement, Tom BradyHe opened up about his efforts to give everything he has on the field and at his home.

“There was a lot of decisions that are made and everything. I think the point is everything really comes at a cost — to choose one thing and not another. I just got to make sure I have things balanced out the way that I need to have them balanced out at,” Brady, 44, exclusively told Us WeeklyOn Tuesday, June 14, he promoted his partnership with Hertz. “So, I think for me, it’s just a matter of making sure in the off-season, I try to cover a lot of things and make sure a lot of things are taken care of. And then when a football season comes, I can really focus on football.”


The athlete noted that he was still working on finding his footing with his loved ones, adding, “[During] the off-season, my family’s got a lot of time. I’ve enjoyed that. I could do better. It’s just constantly trying to be a little bit better each day.”

California native, who shares Benjamin, 12, with his wife, and Vivian, 9, from California. Gisele BündchenThis is a glimpse of how his family spends quality-time together.

“That’s the thing, we don’t have to do much. I think it’s not about where we’re going. It’s just us all,” Brady, who also shares son Jack, 14, with ex-girlfriend Bridget Moynahan, told Use. “My son had a school trip to Italy and if someone says, ‘What was your favorite trip about Italy?’ I would say the time I was in the car with my two sons.”

He continued: “They were wrestling for like five straight days in the car. And every time I got in the car, I was like, ‘What is wrong with you? Little animals.’ It was just so cute. That’s what I remember more than anything, more than going to the Colosseum or some restaurant — the time in the car together. So as long as we’re all together, I’m pretty cool.”

Tom Brady Admits He Can Do a Better Job at More Family Time During the Off Season

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Brady announced his retirement from NFL after 20 years of professional football quarterbacking earlier this year. Six weeks later, the football player confirmed that he was returning to the sport.

“These past two months I’ve realized my place is still on the field and not in the stands,” he wrote via Twitter in March. “That time will come. But it’s not now. I love my teammates and my supportive family. They make it possible. I’m coming back for my 23rd season in Tampa. Unfinished business LFG.”

Brady said that he is still trying to set boundaries regarding his career commitments. “I don’t think it’s always the most healthy thing. So, I think that’s something that I’ve got to work on,” he added. “I don’t have a lot of compromise when it comes to football. I think it’s important to control my stress because it can have a negative impact on everyone around me. That’s one thing I won’t miss. I won’t miss the daily stress of it when it’s all set up.”

For now, Brady is focused on working together with Hertz to help customers share their “Let’s Go!” moments.

“I’ve had a lot [of ‘Let’s Go’ moment]Over the years. 22 football seasons and 22 off-seasons keep my busy. So, I feel like the off-seasons are busier than the seasons at this point,” he detailed. “Most of the time, I’m just trying to get back to the season where life gets a little more normal. I don’t have to travel as much [and]Things get a bit more routine. I still love the time with my family during off-season. My kids are getting a little bit older and obviously when football season starts, it gets pretty busy with just football.”

Christina Garibaldi reports

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