Tom Brady documentary coming, offering rare glimpse of his private life

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has remained extremely private in his dealings with the media.

But he has allowed someone behind the curtain now.

According to Mark Leibovich of the New York Times, Brady has given a film crew access to make a documentary which will be posted on Facebook’s mobile video platform Facebook Watch later this month.

“We thought it would be fun to record what an off-season of training looks like for a 40-year-old athlete,” Brady told the Times in an email.

Filmmaker Gotham Chopra (the son of Deepak Chopra) was given access to Brady at home and during vacation, though it’s not as if he had access to his work hours.

The Patriots said via a team spokesman that they were nominally aware that a documentary was being filmed, and tried to assist with credentials for a few home games.

But it’s unclear if they’re aware of how deep the project was going.

At a time when Brady’s off-field relationship with personal trainer Alex Guerrero is under new scrutiny, it’s interesting that there’s another side project that they don’t have complete Patriots-like control over. Coach Bill Belichick is said to be “almost completely absent” from the film, though there is footage of Brady preparing via phone or video conference with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniel.

And while the behind-the-scenes footage will certainly offer a view of Brady few have ever seen, it’s also part of a well-crafted image he’s using to sell his TB12 lifestyle, and should probably be considered as such.

50 responses to “Tom Brady documentary coming, offering rare glimpse of his private life

  1. You are officially a loser if you watch crap like the Kardashian’s or this likely hero worship hogwash.

    Tom is successful, he’s so dreamy, he has a rich model for a wife, don’t you wish you were him!!

    Pathetic.

  2. I don’t mind the Patriots or Belichick. Brady is just a scrotum. I don’t give two flying farts about insight into his personal life. He is a spoiled, petulant chode. Oh look at me with my model wife, personal trainer, and millions of dollars. No thanks. I’ll pass

  3. I honestly do not care, and brady is my favorite thing about the nfl and like most of my favorite musicians and actors etc I like to separate the player from the man. All it can do is taint my perception of them…

  4. Agreed. Really.. who cares? And as mentioned, it is nothing more than an attempt to sell his TB12 brand. Those so-called “behind the scenes” look at Brady are mostly likely heavily scripted with multiple takes. Ryan Seacrest already perfected this formulated “reality” TV.

  5. kamthechancellor says:
    January 9, 2018 at 1:26 pm
    Golly Geez! The bandwagon can’t wait for the new Tom Brady documentary! Where can we get the director’s cut on deflating footballs and destroying cell phones?

    I’m told it has excellent footage of Brady picking apart the Seahawks in the 4th Q of the SB

    #seahawksonlyoneyeardynasty

  6. I know a certain group of people that could watch clips of him supporting his cancer stricken mother and claim she was faking. Glad you are fans of someone else’s team.

  7. Love Brady on the field. The GOAT argument is long over, IMO, no matter what happens going forward. But with this doc I’m prepared for extreme boredom and a shameless sales pitch for his post NFL career.

  8. Undoubtedly designed to jump start his post NFL career, whatever that is. Much like Peyton’s appearances, etc, were.
    You can bet that nothing will go into the final cut until it’s been reviewed by Brady, Giselle, both their agents, and lord knows who else.

  9. Football, books, podcasts, and now a documentary. Is there a more over-exposed human being (other than Trump)?

  10. Brady has achieved a higher level of consciousness and he owes it to humanity to share his insights. Look at people who’ve worked with him. They speak of him in glowing, reverent terms. He is the greatest sportsman of all time and an even better human being. That is the consensus.

    All this guy has done has been work hard, have goals, sacrifice, be selfless, be kind and be considerate. Amazing how he’s been lynched by the corrupt NFL. Sickening really.

  11. So tired of Tom Brady stories. If he played any other position on the field this idea that he’s some type of iron-man or immortal would be a little cooler. He gets hit less in a full season than any other player on the field would in 2 games. I can’t wait for Adam Viniatieri’s $200 cookbook on the keys to being a professional athlete at 45 years old.

  12. I don’t get the cranky posts. How many profiles have been done of NFL players to date?
    • none
    • two
    • four hundred and eighty three
    • only god knows

    But one features Tom Brady and hold onto your panties!

    You folks are a strange bunch.

  13. At least TB12 is going the social media route to sell his goods. You won’t see it at all unless you want to see it.

    I think we all got sick of seeing Peyton Manning trying to sell stuff every commercial break. Oh wait he still does try to sell me something every commercial break. Nationwide is on your side.

  14. I am a huge Tom Brady fan, but this one appears to have all of the makings of a TB12/Alex Guerrero infomercial. Also, for what it’s worth, two of the most interesting personalities in the NFL are on the Patriots, but that’s Gronk and Edelman (not Brady).

  15. Will he give behind the scenes access when he is getting his weekly hair plug appointment with his specialist or is that off limits?

  16. us diehard brady lovers don’t care about the jungle juice and herbal teas, we just revere the unprecedented guts in the clutch. no ones ever been close.

  17. Brady gets led into a room with nothing but a mattress.
    Guy asks “Will there be anything else?”
    Brady replies “Not a thing”

    Now tell me that doesn’t give you the creeps.

  18. terripet says:

    January 9, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    Most overrated quarterback in history
    ———————————————————————————-
    Yeah ….. those five Super Bowl rings and four Super Bowl MVPs are just a whole bunch of nothings.

    God, you people are so blinded by hate

  19. Wow what a loon, this guy has went complete Hollywood crystals for deodorant, no gluten even tho no celiac diseases, antivaxxer, magic water, kale eating and wearing, organic, drinking the blood of new born goats for thicker finger nails crazy.

    Boston people always tried to act like he was 1 of them. Just 1 of the boys from southy, a up at 5am pulling in the lobstaaa pots,clam chowda eating fella. Sorry but no QB is less like the people from the city he plays in then brady.

    When Brady hears blue collar the first thing that pops in to his mind is if the fabric is organic cruelty free and what day of the week does the color blue best align with his zodiac sign before calling his yogi and asking if wearing a collar will mess with his chakras. Before deciding that blue dye is very bad for u that it causes autism and concussions.

  20. I’ll pass nothing he says with the press is interesting at all. Pretty bland guy.
    Doesn’t hang out with his teammates much at all so no good stories there.Dull project unless you are into his dancing in Brazil.

  21. kenberthiaume says:
    January 9, 2018 at 2:02 pm
    Brady has achieved a higher level of consciousness and he owes it to humanity to share his insights. Look at people who’ve worked with him. They speak of him in glowing, reverent terms. He is the greatest sportsman of all time and an even better human being. That is the consensus.
    All this guy has done has been work hard, have goals, sacrifice, be selfless, be kind and be considerate. Amazing how he’s been lynched by the corrupt NFL. Sickening really.

    ———
    I couldn’t agree more!

  22. I personally can’t wait to watch it and I’m not ashamed to admit it at all! No one is making you watch it and it’s America so say whatever you want. I appreciate what Brady, his teammates, his coaches and the Patriots organization have done and I could watch them 24/7 and not get bored. If you’re bored watching Brady and/or the Patriots, you’re doing something wrong.

  23. Brady has achieved a higher level of consciousness and he owes it to humanity to share his insights. Look at people who’ve worked with him. They speak of him in glowing, reverent terms. He is the greatest sportsman of all time and an even better human being. That is the consensus.

    All this guy has done has been work hard, have goals, sacrifice, be selfless, be kind and be considerate. Amazing how he’s been lynched by the corrupt NFL. Sickening really

    ~

    Holy crap. I was going to write a comment legitimately wondering how much the pats and Belichick were going to let his crew film in their facilities, but then I saw this. Wow. You can’t make this stuff up.

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