Tom Brady announced his retirement from the NFL after 22 seasons that saw him accomplish just about everything. He is now entering a new chapter in his life and one that he doesn't think he is good at right now.
Father time was always going to be pulling on his heartstrings, and now that he is no longer in the NFL, he gets to spend so much needed time with his family.
The seven-time Super Bowl champion recently interacted with a Twitter user who wrote:
"How do I tell my kid I'm no longer the Tom Brady of Parenting now that @TomBrady is the Tom Brady of Parenting?"
Brady replied that they're "safe" and that he's still working on his child-rearing skills:
"Nope you’re safe. I’m parenting at a JV freshman backup quarterback level. Working on it though."
Tom Brady now has a post-football family life to focus on
After spending 22 years playing in the NFL, the former Patriots and Buccaneers quarterback is now embarking on a journey which he cited as one of the main reasons why he retired: being a family man.
Spending almost all of his time and energy in being one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history meant that his family took a back seat. But now that he has retired, he can catch up on everything that he has missed.
Some NFL fans do not understand why the seven-time Super Bowl champion retired, given that he was still in MVP form. He led the league in touchdowns (43) and passing yards (5,316) and is one of the favorites to win the MVP award along with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
However, there are things that are more important than football. The pull of spending more time with his wife and children proved to be too strong for Brady. While he did not shut the door on a return to the NFL when speaking with Jim Gray on the "Let's Go!" podcast, which he co-hosts, the retired field general did say he feels "very good" about his decision.
Tom Brady's wife, Gisele, and their children have not had their husband or father around much during the NFL season over the years, but now comes the chance for all of them to reconnect as a family. Brady's biggest challenge now will be learning how to marshall his household.