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Football And Family Have Always Been The Most Important: Tom Brady Names His Priorities Following NFL Return

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NFL legend Tom Brady has cleared up what his priorities are. In an episode of his SiriusXM podcast on Monday, Brady said, “Football and family have always been the most important thing to me.”

Next to the first post-retirement NFL game of the 45-year-old player on Sunday, Tom Brady opened up about his life on and off the field through the current installment of his SiriusXM podcast Let’s Go! with Tom Brady, Larry Fitzgerald and Jim Gray.

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On the episode of Monday, talking about Brady’s love for the sport, Gray joked that “the only time” the pro quarterback can find peace at the time he is being chased by “some 320-pound guys” on the field.

Marking the one-game-a-week schedule, he said: “I hope that’s not the only place I find it because that’s a brutal way to go after a long period of time, to have that. But there is a simplicity to life when you’re in football season because there’s a rhythm to it.” [H/T PEOPLE]

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He continued on discussing other things which bring him “peace,” like his family.
Brady shares son 12-year-old Benjamin Rein and daughter 9-year-old Vivian Lake with his wife Gisele Bundchen. Moreover, he is also dad to 15-year-old son John “Jack” Edward whom he shares with ex Bridget Moynahan.
“Football and family has always been the most important thing to me so it’s a good time of year,” said Brady.

Although not attending the Tampa Bay Buccaneers season opener, support was provided by Bundchen on Sunday through social media. She tweeted: “Let’s go @TomBrady ! Let’s go Bucs ! ✨✨✨.”

A source with the Buccaneers told PEOPLE the previous week that there were no plans in place for Bündchen to attend the game on weekend.

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The rumors of a split between the pair took a bigger size last month as Brady was excused from practicing with the Buccaneers “to deal with some personal things,” said the head coach Todd Bowles at the time.

The father of three said he required the time away when he returned to practice after 11 days.

As per the reports, Brady told: “Everyone has different situations they’re dealing with, and we all have unique challenges to our lives. I’m 45 years old, man.”

He continued, “There’s a lot of s— going on, so you just have to try and figure out life the best you can. You know, it’s a continuous process.”

Several sources told PEOPLE  on Monday that Bündchen is “frustrated” with his decision not to retire.

“Going back to Tampa after the retirement put a strain on the personal side of his life,” a source said. “Gisele is frustrated and sick of his career coming before their family, who has always supported him.”

The couple had been spending their time at a distance “has happened before,” elucidated the source, adding that “they are trying” to make the relationship work.
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