Tom Brady is 40 years old, and before next season he'll turn 41. Even though last season it looked like he lost a small step, he was still the best player in the league, winning the third MVP of his career and nearly leading his New England Patriots to another Super Bowl title.
A new report from ESPN's Adam Schefter, however, indicates Brady has not yet committed to playing with the Pats next season. Schefter adds that though Brady has not made the commitment, sources believe he will indeed suit up for New England in the 2018-19 season.
"My money would be on him playing football for the foreseeable future, but what goes on away from the football field, I don't know," Schefter quotes one source as saying. "I don't know."
Sources told ESPN there are people around Brady who would rather see him retire—likely a reference to Brady's wife, Gisele Bündchen.
"I believe he's going to be there," another source told ESPN. "However, having said that, we're dealing with a human being. Things can change. But I do believe he will be playing."
The question of when Brady will retire lingered over his Facebook video series, Tom Versus Time. Director Gotham Chopra chimed in on the report.
For the record: no comment 🤐— Gotham Chopra (@gothamchopra) April 18, 2018
Others were more cynical about it.
tom brady &aaron rogers both have yet to denounce ISIS publicaly,, a growing trend in the NFL?— PFTCommenter (@PFTCommenter) April 18, 2018
Brady threw for 4,577 yards and 32 touchdowns with only eight interceptions this season.