Tom Brady started his first season as a retired football player in perhaps an obvious place — a football game. Tom brought his three kids — Jack, 16, Benjamin, 13, and Vivian, 10 — with him to the New England Patriots game on Sunday, Sept. 10, where the franchise honored him during halftime. Tom was the team’s quarterback from 2000 to 2019, ultimately winning the Super Bowl six times. He eventually left for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he won a final Super Bowl in 2020 before finally retiring at the end of the last season. All three of Tom’s kids — wearing his jersey — smiled alongside his dad as he was honored by the team and its owner, Robert Kraft.
“Nobody 23 years ago would imagine that this journey would bring us here today,” Tom said during the ceremony, according to NBC Boston.
“All our lives take us on different journeys. They take us to different places. They bring different people into our lives,” he said in part. “But one thing I am sure of, and that will never change, is that I am a Patriot for life.”
“We had a lot of countless memories in this stadium, celebrating wins against great teams in Foxborough weather like today,” he said, joking about the rain. The team also brought out all the Super Bowl trophies Tom helped them secure. Kraft also announced that next year the team will hold a special ceremony to induct Tom into the Patriots Hall of Fame.
Tom shares eldest son Jack with ex Bridget Moynahan, and Benjamin and Vivian with ex-wife Giselle Bündchen, who did not appear to be in attendance on Sunday afternoon. On the romantic front, Tom has been linked to model Irina Shayk, though neither has officially confirmed the romance.
The Patriots ultimately lost Sunday’s game to the Philadelphia Eagles, but fans were surely glad to have the chance to celebrate Tom. See the photos of him and his kids during the ceremony ahead.