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The quarterback shares son John “Jack” Edward with ex Bridget Moynahan

By Benjamin VanHoose
Updated December 11, 2020 12:55 PM
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Tom Brady's older son is taking a liking to football!

A source tells PEOPLE that the NFL quarterback's 13-year-old boy John “Jack” Edward, whom he shares with ex Bridget Moynahan, "loves football" and the father-son duo are known to practice the sport together.

"Tom and Jack are super tight," the source says. "He loves football. Tom's very active with him. He's always spotted out with him. Parents have seen him playing football in the schoolyard with Jack and his classmates, pre-COVID."

Brady, 43, and wife Gisele Bündchen — with whom the athlete also shares son Benjamin Rein, 11, and daughter Vivian Lake, 8 — paid tribute to Jack on his birthday in August, with Bündchen, 40, writing at the time: "I can’t believe you are already 13!! We are all so lucky to have you in our lives. Thank you for being the best big brother in the world. We love you soooo much!!!"

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Tom Brady and son Jack
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Though he just sold his New York City apartment and is house hunting in Los Angeles, a source adds to PEOPLE that Brady, now quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, maintains a "huge presence" in the Big Apple because Jack lives there with his mom Moynahan, 49.

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During an interview with Howard Stern in April, Brady opened up about whether he wants his sons to follow in his footsteps on the football field.

"I would never want for them to be 'Tom Brady’s son' playing football. I don’t like that at all," he said at the time, per USA Today. "But from a team, camaraderie, discipline, I think there’s something about contact sports that teaches you a lot about discipline, respect, mutual respect for your opponent that you don’t get in non-contact sports."

Brady and Bündchen marked their younger two children's birthdays earlier this month. For Vivian's 8th, the dad posted a photo of her and brother Benjamin with their arms around one another while sitting outside.

"HBD 8th birthday Vivi!" Brady began the caption on Instagram. "You are the sweetest little girl a daddy could ever hope for! You are so loved (and always protected by your big brothers)! ❤️"

For Benjamin's big day, Brady wrote: "Happy 11th birthday Benny!! Such a sweet, loving boy you are! We are so blessed to have you as our son! ❤️❤️"