Most people avoid talking about their age. Tom Brady is letting a documentary filmmaker track his battle with it.
As the New England Patriots prepare for Saturday’s divisional playoff game against the Tennessee Titans, Brady is trying to become the oldest quarterback to ever win a Super Bowl. The 40-year-old QB’s quest for a sixth ring is the subject of a new docu-series titled “Tom vs. Time” from filmmaker and “Religion of Sports” creator Gotham Chopra.
Airing on Facebook Watch, the six-episode series is a blunt look at Brady’s life, revealing the intense mental and physical preparation he relies on to continue to play at an MVP level in his 18th season in the NFL.
Chopra, who has worked with Brady on two seasons of “Religion of Sports” on DirecTV’s Audience Network, said the series proves that Brady is not “some alien or genetic freak.”
Rather, he said, “there’s a relentlessness and humanity to his training — physically, mentally, spiritually.”
The series looks at his TB12 Method, his family with supermodel wife Gisele Bündchen, his mother’s health problems and his countless personal and professional obligations.
“I hope fans enjoy seeing what we captured. Gotham is a great storyteller. I think he was able to capture the essence of my off-field life and the love I have for the game of football and my family,” Brady said in a statement.
“Tom vs Time” is produced by “Religion of Sports” and Dirty Robber. It is executive produced by Chopra and Ameeth Sankaran, Dirty Robber’s Chris Uettwiller, and Martin Desmond Roe.
Watch the video below.