Tom Brady dreams of playing football in China

June 19 (UPI) -- Win five Super Bowls? Check. Two NFL MVP Awards? Double check. Play football in China? Wait, what?

That's one of the items on New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's career wish list.

The future Hall of Famer is currently in China on a trip for Under Armour to promote his sleepwear, according to the Boston Globe.

"My dream is to play a game here in China someday," Brady said Sunday at a promotional event in Beijing, according to Boston.com.

Brady also said that he hopes the NFL plays "many games" in China.

In 2007 the NFL tried to host the China Bowl in the country, between the Patriots and Seattle Seahawks, before the Beijing Olympics. The game was tentatively rescheduled for 2009, but later canceled.

"We had an opportunity, I think, 10 years ago and my team was going to play here," Brady said, according to Boston.com. "Unfortunately, it didn't work out."

On Sunday morning, Brady posed for several shots on the Great Wall of China. In one of them he is hoisting the Lombardi Trophy. In another photo he is hugging his son Jack. He also tossed a football with fans on the national landmark.

Brady plans to visit Shanghai on Tuesday and Tokyo on Wednesday and Thursday, according to the Globe.

Brady, 39, told MMQB this offseason that he hopes to play football until his "mid-40s." He is under contract through 2019.

Despite several lucrative endorsement deals, Brady's name was not on Forbes' list of the world's top-100 highest-paid athletes. In February, Forbes estimated his net worth at $44 million.

This season, the Baltimore Ravens battle the Jacksonville Jaguars in a Week 3 matchup at Wembley Stadium. The New Orleans Saints also face the Miami Dolphins in London in a Week 4 bout. In Week 7, the Arizona Cardinals will battle the Los Angeles Rams at Twickenham Stadium in England. The Minnesota Vikings and Cleveland Browns face off during Week 8 action at Twickenham. On Nov. 11, Brady's Patriots battle the Oakland Raiders at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, Mexico.
Alex Butler


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