Tom Brady is without a doubt one of the most iconic sports stars of all time, and any football fan, player or commentator will agree that he is the GOAT in American football.
At age 44, he is still the most decorated football quarterback in history with many Superbowl wins in two different teams, and he is still playing in his 22nd season in the NFL.
He and his wife, Gisele Bündchen, recently spoke to The Wall Street Journal for the magazine’s fall men’s issue, and here, he opened up about his life in football and his plans for life when he retires.
Brady expressed that he feels like he has been living a couple of different lives and spoke about the launch of his self-titled men’s fashion brand set for this fall, along with other projects he has planned for.
Here’s more on why he said he feels like he is living two lives in the interview and other interesting tidbits about Brady.
Why Brady Feels Like He’s Living Two Lives
Brady has spent about half his life playing football. He has become a staple for every football fan, and when he does retire, it’s going to be a difficult transition for fans and the player too.
For this reason, Brady has made sure to line up several business ventures that will keep him busy when he finally leaves the sport behind. However, he expressed that setting up these businesses while still playing has proven to be tiring and difficult.
He further explained the situation and said, “I feel like I’m living two lives. My football life and then my post-football life.”
Brady has a men’s training and activewear clothing line that is set to debut in December. He spoke about the preparation for the launch and how his wife, who works as a model, has been super helpful in critiquing the fashion choices.
Bündchen’s Thought On Brady’s Clothing Line
Brady and Bündchen have been married since 2009 and have worked together in their respective careers.
He spoke about how helpful she has been in setting up his businesses and said, “She’s pretty good. She’s obviously got incredible taste. In the end, I think she’s very much a hippie. She’d just prefer to wear, like, a simple little dress in 80-degree weather and, you know, just chill out.
Bündchen herself also spoke during the interview and added that Brady has actually always been more into clothes than she is.
The model and mother of three said, “He loves clothes way more than I do. He has great taste, understands and really cares about what people want, and can help them feel good. That’s what fashion is about.”
Brady’s Award-Winning Career In Football
Thomas Edward Patrick Brady, popularly known as Tom Brady began his football career playing for the New England Patriots. He played for the Patriots for 20 seasons and was key to the growth and success of the team.
He led the team to win 17 division titles, 13 AFC championships, six super bowl titles, and nine Super Bowl appearances, which set a record in the NFL.
In a move that broke the hearts of Patriots fans and delighted fans of the Buccaneers, Brady joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020 and led them to a Super Bowl win, which extended his record to seven victories and ten appearances.
He also holds the records for career quarterbacks, including 91,563 passing yards, 8,542 completions, 344 started games, 664 touchdown passes, and 14 pro bowl selections.
He has become widely considered the greatest quarterback of all time in American football.
A Different Side Of Brady Since Tampa
Ever since Brady joined the Buccaneers, he has morphed into a more carefree version of himself. Many fans have attributed this change to his playing for a team that is less formal with a more relaxed vibe.
The head coach of the Bucs has been known for his maxims such as “Win or lose, we booze,” which encourages his players to loosen up and stress less during games.
Brady’s social media posts have also reflected more of his personal character with self-deprecating dad humor posts, good-natured taunts to rival teams and players, and so on.
Tampa Bay’s waterborne championship parade Brady, who is known for his strict discipline, recklessly tossed the Lombardi Trophy from boat to boat across the water, and in the aftermath, didn’t hide that he might have taken a little too much alcohol.