Tom Brady on Retirement: 'When I Suck, I'll Retire'

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistSeptember 2, 2014

USA Today

Some people don't know when to call it quits, but New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady knows exactly when he will retire—sort of.

The 37-year-old isn't giving an exact age or date, but he let everyone know that he isn't going to just hang around and collect a paycheck.

The Patriots signal-caller talked about a number of things on WEEI 93.7 FM's The Dennis & Callahan Morning Show on Tuesday. Among the topics: retirement.

"When I suck, I'll retire," Brady said. "I don't plan on sucking for a long time."

Check out his interview, with the retirement talk starting around the 11:50 mark:

Brady said that while laughing, but the three-time Super Bowl champion means it. Last year, he told Men's Health that he'd love to play until he's in his 50s.

"If I think I can do it, then I probably will," he said.

Who knows when the day will come that Brady "sucks," but it sounds like he is willing to walk away when it does.

[h/t SportsCenter]