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Tom Brady’s son has aspirations of attending Michigan

Like father, like son?

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Tom Brady’s long NFL career has come to an end, but he has a son who aspires to follow in his father's footsteps.

Brady’s oldest son, Jack, is now 15 years old and plays free safety and a bit of quarterback in high school.

Brady’s ex-wife Gisele Bündchen, who’s Jack’s stepmom, has a new interview with Vanity Fair, and it mentions that Jack is “quarterbacking” and has aspirations of going to his father’s alma mater, the University of Michigan.

“I could never imagine he’d be in high school. I never imagined him playing football,” Brady said in October on his “Let’s Go!” podcast. “So getting out there and watching him play has been so much fun for me.”

A picture of Jack Brady went viral last month. At 15 he’s already way taller than Brady’s former teammate Julian Edelman, who is 5-foot-10.

“I don’t have a lot of specialties in life other than probably throwing a football,” Brady joked. “He’s way smarter. He’s got a great work ethic. He’s just a great kid, but I can definitely help him at quarterback.”

Brady was a solid quarterback at Michigan — a 20-5 record as a starter, he beat Ohio State, and he beat Alabama in the Orange Bowl. However, it’s what Brady did in the NFL that made him the greatest of all-time.

  • 7x Super Bowl Champion
  • Most career quarterback wins: 251
  • Most career passing attempts: 12,050
  • Most career passing completions: 7,753
  • Most career passing touchdowns: 649
  • Most career passing yards: 89,214

Brady credits the foundation he built at Michigan forged by hard work and teamwork made him the player he was. It’s no surprise that his son thinks fondly of the University of Michigan and aspires to play quarterback at the program his dad used to on Saturdays in the fall.

While Jack Brady will have to show he has the necessary chops to be a collegiate quarterback, there’s no doubt head coach Jim Harbaugh would take a long look at the young Brady if he has the right stuff. Harbaugh’s quite the fan of his father.

“I think we can all agree now, Tom Brady, he’s lapped the field in football,” Harbaugh said in 2019. “You’re synonymous now with Babe Ruth, with Michael Jordan. The university he attended should build a statue.”