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. "We had an opportunity, I think, 10 years ago, and my team was going to play here, and unfortunately it didn't work out".
Five-time Super Bowl victor Tom Brady hopes to one day play an American football game in China, he said on Sunday, on a visit aimed at promoting the sport in a huge potential market.
Brady is also expected to make an appearance in Tokyo while on his tour of Asia for Under Armor.
The Patriots were slated to participate in an exhibition game in China in 2007, though the contest was eventually canceled.