The fourth installment in a six-part documentary series delving into the personal life of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was released on Facebook on Thursday.
"Tom vs Time," filmed by Gotham Chopra for Facebook's video platform, Facebook Watch, focuses on the star quarterback preparing for the 2017 season, exploring his battle against time on the gridiron and how he balances his personal life.
The fourth episode, "The Emotional Game," focuses on the difficult balance between football and family.
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It starts by showing Brady on a trip to China with his oldest son Jack. They are seen throwing a football at the top of the Great Wall and even sumo wrestling.
"It was just a magical trip," Brady said. "It far exceeded my expectations."
He said it's difficult to make sacrifices for your sport, but when you have a family, you have to.
"The hard part for me still playing is my kids are getting older and I'm not available to them," Brady said. "Things still kind of revolve around my schedule, my day. It's hard because so much is about their dad's life."
The video also shows Brady in San Mateo, California, with his parents, and his dad showing off some of the many mementos he's kept from his son's football career.
Brady talks about how supportive his parents have always been, and how difficult it was last year when his mother, Galynn, was battling cancer and wasn't able to be at his games. He also spoke of how important it was to have her there for last year's Super Bowl win over the Atlanta Falcons.
In one scene, Brady is with his parents in California and calls Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who talks about what an inspiration Galynn was to the team.
"Because you've been such an inspiration for us, we wanted to give you a little present," Kraft said. "Only players and coaches get this."
Brady then presents his mom with her own Super Bowl ring.
There's also a very routine conversation between Brady and his son Ben, as Brady watches game footage on his laptop. Just like any other family, the two are seen talking about Legos and daily chores.
The video closes with footage of the Week 12 matchup between the Patriots and Dolphins, which Brady's family watched at the stadium.
"My family's my family for life, and I don't think you can take them for granted," Brady said.
Episode five is scheduled to be released on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 4. The release date for the sixth and final episode has not been disclosed yet.
In announcing the project, Brady said he has been thinking about doing something like this for a long time, and the opportunity came up to partner with Facebook and Chopra.
"I think we captured something special in this and I am proud of the entire team of people who worked hard to make it happen," he said. "The docu-series is intimate, in-depth and more personal than anything I've released on my social channels, so I think it will be a great way of extending my reach to people on Facebook Watch."
Chopra said the goal of the project "was to understand the anatomy of that greatness" Brady has exhibited on the field over the past 18 seasons.
The Patriots will play the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII on Sunday, Feb. 4 at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis as the team continues its quest for a sixth Super Bowl championship.