The Patriots were slated to face the Seattle Seahawks in a 2007 preseason game, but the contest was canceled as the National Football League chose to focus on the debut of regular-season games in London, which began later that season.
The NFL tried in 2007, hoping to send the Patriots and Seahawks in advance of the Beijing Olympics. The game was cancelled, however.
This year's Super Bowl, won by Brady's Patriots, was streamed live for the first time in China. He expressed his desire to play a game there during his trip.
The NFL is now putting most of its worldwide chips into London.
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. There will be four games played in London this season, with two being held at the usual site, Wembley Stadium, while the other two will be played at Twickenham Stadium.
Like other USA 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. Perhaps Brady will volunteer his team to participate.