He's ready to lead the New England Patriots through another NFL season beginning next month, and Tom Brady also can be found covering the Fall 2012 issue of VMAN magazine.
The 35-year-old All-Pro quarterback looked suave in a black Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci tuxedo for the Mario Testino shot front page while dishing about love, life and the future in an accompanying Q&A with fashion designer Tom Ford.
Highlights from Brady's interview with Ford are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to VMAN!
On being grateful about his upbringing:
"[I grew up in] an environment where people weren't afraid to express how they really felt or express their emotions. I'm very blessed to be able to do that because with my two boys - I kiss them a thousand times a day. My wife and I are very affectionate, it's just part of our nature."
On his image:
"I'm not really concerned with portraying this tough warrior. I mean, that's part of my job and I take that very seriously. But I don't have anything to hide and I'm not concerned with what people think."
On whether he could retire and just play golf and care for his kids:
"No, I have to do something. hopefully you’ll put me in one of your movies some day [laughs]. I don’t know. It’s hard to think about where my interests will take me. But [an actor] is not something that I’ve ever aspired to be. the only thing I ever wanted to be was a professional football player."