Tom Brady Says His Biggest Football Critic is His Son Jack

Plus, what his two other kids think about watching their dad.

by Amanda Tarlton
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Tom Brady at a press conference

As the New England Patriots prepare for their 11th Super Bowl in Atlanta on Sunday, it seems that everyone has an opinion on Tom Brady. But during a recent press appearance, the 41-year-old quarterback revealed that his biggest critics (and fans) aren’t the announcers or analysts, but rather his own kids.

“I’ll talk to my son Jack about the game and what he thought of the game and [he’ll say], ‘Dad, what were you doing on this play?! Why didn’t you just do this?!'” Brady said in a video captured by USA Today, adding that the 11-year-old “watches football and his buddies talk about football. That’s just a great thing for a dad, and for all of us, when our kids are interested in what we’re doing.”

Daughter Vivian, six, also enjoys watching her superstar dad on the field. “V, she’s the little cheerleader. She’ll tell me, ‘Daddy, did you hear me? I said go, Daddy, go!'” explained Brady.

But as for his middle child, Brady said nine-year-old Benny is really just there for the snacks. “I don’t know if he’ll watch one play in the game but the fact that he gets popcorn and a bunch of junk food is what he looks forward to.”

It’s clear from the video that the dad of three loves having his kids involved, saying, “They’re just the most beautiful things in our life, so joyful. The fact that they’re getting older and they get to share this with me is really creating so many memories, obviously for them but for me too in ways that were very different when I was younger.”

The kids, including with Brady’s wife Gisele Bundchen, will be at Sunday’s Super Bowl, cheering on Dad as he takes on the Los Angeles Rams in his ninth big game.

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