Tom Brady wants to play in China someday

Brady hopeful of playing NFL game in China

Brady hopeful of playing NFL game in China

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said earlier this year that the league is aiming to schedule a regular-season game in China in the next couple of years.

Tom Brady is in Asia as part of a promotional tour with Under Armour, and if the quarterback has his way, he would return for a National Football League game in the future.

Via Nik DeCosta-Klipa of Boston.com, Brady visited the Great Wall during a promotional visit to China, and hopes to be able to do more than just sightsee one day.

"My dream is to play a game here in China someday", said Brady.

Like other US sports leagues, the National Football League is trying to build a fan base among China's 1.4 billion people, where the number of viewers watching games on digital platforms is growing rapidly.

American football lags behind soccer and basketball in China, but the NFL is pushing links with more than a dozen platforms on regular television and online to help reach viewers.

But if Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had his way, they'd go much farther east.

This year, for the first time ever, the Super Bowl was streamed live in China with 7.5 million tuning in.

He also took part in a martial arts demonstration. He is scheduled to visit Shanghai and Tokyo this week.