“Being a Dad is the best thing in my life. I have learned so much about what it takes from my Dad and to be able to pass that on to Jack, Benny and Vivi means the world to me,” Brady wrote on Instagram Sunday (June 18) with a carousel of photos. "They have taught me how to be present (still working on this daily 🤣)and cherish every moment (mostly😂) that we have as a family, because that’s what matters most. Their love for others and constant selflessness makes me so proud to be their dad, and I know those traits come directly from everyone who is part of their life."
The 45-year-old also honored his father, Tom Brady Sr., in the post, which included a photo of them together.
"Thank you Dad, for being you, and thank you to my three amazing kids, for giving me the pleasure of being your Dad," Brady wrote.
Brady announced he's "retiring for good" after 23 NFL seasons in a video shared on his official social media accounts on February 1. The 45-year-old had previously announced his retirement last offseason before announcing his decision to return several weeks later.
Brady, who recently purchased a stake in the WNBA's Las Vegas Aces and NFL's Las Vegas Raiders, the latter of which is pending league approval, is set to become FOX Sports' lead NFL analyst as part of a deal that was agreed to take place following the conclusion of his playing career, but has publicly stated that he won't start until 2024, taking the next year to spend time with his family and prepare for the job. The San Mateo native is the NFL's all-time passing leader for yards and touchdowns, as well as quarterback wins, among numerous other records.