Tom Brady Calls Son Benny a 'Force to Be Reckoned with' on His 14th Birthday: 'Definitely a Superhero to Me'

The retired QB celebrated a transformative year for Ben and all the good times ahead of them

<p>Joseph Prezioso / AFP via Getty; Tom Brady/Instagram</p> Tom Brady; Benjamin Brady

Joseph Prezioso / AFP via Getty; Tom Brady/Instagram

Tom Brady; Benjamin Brady

Tom Brady's son is growing up in a big way!

On Friday, the Super Bowl champ, 46, shared a sweet tribute to his son Benjamin on Instagram as he turned 14.

Sharing photos of the teen throughout the last year in which he plays football, spends time with sister Vivian Lake, 11, and big brother Jack, 16, Brady reflected on his son's growth.

"My son Benny, can you believe it? Fourteen years old already! It seems like yesterday you were running around in your superhero cape, and now you’re definitely a superhero to me ❤️," he wrote.

"You’ve grown so much, and not just in height (seriously, watch out @gronk) You’ve grown in kindness, smarts, and all-around awesomeness," the proud dad continued. "Your ability to make people laugh, your knack for solving problems, and your endless debating skills 🤣 make you a force to be reckoned with."

Brady concluded, "We love you so much. You are a blessing to us all and we adore you!," and jokingly added, "P.S. No, you can’t stay up until 3 AM playing video games now that you’re 14. Nice try tho 🤣."

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In November, the NFL icon spent some quality time on the basketball court with his boys.

The proud dad shared photos on his Instagram Story of sons Ben and Jack playing basketball together on an indoor court. "Love is everything," Brady captioned one shot.

At the beginning of the NFL season, Brady's first not on the field, he opened up about his transition into retirement on his SiriusXM podcast Let's Go! With Tom Brady, Larry Fitzgerald and Jim Gray, revealing he was coping by playing football with Ben.

"I'm always gonna love throwing that ball," Brady began. "My son is gonna play football this year, Benny, so I've been throwing the ball to him in the backyard."

"And he wants to be a tight end like Gronk [Rob Gronkowski], and he's gonna be a little beast. He's an amazing kid and he's got a lot of talents. He's a really talented musician and artist."

"And then he told me this year, 'Dad, I'm playing football.' And I was like, 'What do you wanna play?' And he was like, 'Tight end. I wanna be like Gronk!'" the former NFL player said.

"So I actually texted Gronk and I'm like, 'Yo, my boy wants to be like you!' And he loved it," Brady added.

In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE earlier this summer, Brady opened up about how his kids also love playing music. "Although I would definitely say I'm not musically inclined at all, my kids are, which I love," he said. "I love all the different arts for sure, I'm just not great at many of them."

"It's interesting, my son plays by ear too. He doesn't like looking at notes, so he hears something and tries to play it," Brady shared. "He's very talented. It's really fun for me to see."

"And I think so much of what these kids do is they bring out parts of us that we don't even know. You think, 'God, what are we here to teach our kids in the end? What are they here to teach us?' And bring out parts of us that we just have not been exposed to," he continued. "So seeing them exposed to these things makes me enjoy it more."

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