Tom Brady on Playing 5 More Seasons: 'It's F--king Going to Be Hard to Do'

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistSeptember 5, 2018

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady works out prior to an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in East Rutherford. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady may be 41 years old, but he still has no interest in retiring.

Brady discussed his future in his Facebook series, Tom vs. Time, and said he "would love to play five more years."

"It will be a challenge for me. I don't think it's going to be easy," he said (h/t Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk). "It's f--king going to be hard to do. I think it's going to be very hard to do. But I think I can do it."

The quarterback has continually pushed off retirement talk, saying in 2015 that he wanted to play 10 more years.

He got slightly more realistic this summer, acknowledging in an interview with Oprah Winfrey in June that retirement is on his mind.

"I think about it more now than I used to," Brady said, per Scott Gleeson of USA Today. "I think I'm seeing there's definitely an end coming."

However, in the comments section of an Instagram post about that quote, Brady said, "Cuarenta y cinco," or 45, hinting his retirement will come in five years.

While Brady's contract only runs through 2019, the Patriots will likely have no problem re-signing him to a longer deal.

He isn't slowing down on the field, earning first-team All-Pro honors in 2017 for the third time in his career. He led the league with 4,577 passing yards and reached the Super Bowl for the eighth time in his career.

If he can keep it up, Brady should be able to play for as long as he wants.


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