Tom Brady’s career in the NFL landed him in many conversations about GOAT quarterbacks. The legendary leader on the gridiron was said to have two seasons left in him.
Brady is about to begin his 22nd season as an NFL QB, and he’s maintained the idea that he will play until he’s 45. He also has two years left on his current deal with Tampa Bay. The GOAT has shied away from the idea of playing at 50, and this subject was breached while speaking to Jim Gray on SirusXM’s Town Hall.
“Things change as you get older and there’s a lot of different responsibilities I have in my life.”
“My kids and my family is certainly very important and they made a lot of sacrifice over a long period of time to watch me play. So, you know, I owe it to them, too.”
Brady and his wife, Gisele Bundchen, have three children, Benjamin, Vivian, and Jack. His wife wanted him to retire in 2017, but that didn’t take place, in fact, she asked him to retire three times that year. He went on to explain why he keeps playing, because he loves it so much.
“I play because I love the game. I play because I love to compete. We shouldn’t stop our life, even though we love something because it’s just, someone puts an arbitrary timeline on that.”
We will have to see what the future holds for Tom Brady. He could hang up his helmet tomorrow and still be regarded as one of the greatest to ever step on the field. He has at least two more seasons left, and then things will be approached from there.
Brady could rack up a few more Super Bowl rings in the process, and that could really help encourage him to keep playing as well.
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