Tom Brady’s Son Ben Wants to Play Football, But Dad Isn’t His Idol

Retired NFL quarterback Tom Brady is usually considered the best football player in the history of the game. He is also the most accomplished, winning seven Super Bowl rings, more than any other player. But despite this, his 13-year-old son Ben has a different football idol. 

During a recent appearance on SiriusXM podcast Let’s Go!, Brady talked about how playing football in the backyard with Ben helps him cope with the fact that he has retired from the game. The 46-year-old then revealed to the audience something that was quite hard to believe.

According to Brady, he isn’t Ben’s football idol. Instead, the teenager looks up to Brady’s former teammate Rob Gronkowski aka Gronk, and wants to be a tight end like him. 

“He told me this year, ‘Dad, I’m playing football.’ And I was like, ‘What do you wanna play?’ And he was like, ‘Tight end. I wanna be like Gronk!’” Brady shared. “So I actually texted Gronk and I’m like, ‘Yo, my boy wants to be like you!’ And he loved it.”

Proud dad also added that Ben isn’t only focused on football. He also has plenty of other interests, being a talented musician and artist.

Brady shares Ben and a 10-year-old daughter Vivian with his ex-wife Gisele Bündchen. He also has a 16-year-old son Jack with actress Bridget Moynahan.