What’s the word on a Tom Brady retirement if he wins? Not likely.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is getting ready to play in his 10th Super Bowl this week. He will have played in 18% of Super Bowls. Crazy. Absurd. In the past, the future Hall of Famer has said he would like to play until he is 45-years-old. This week, the 43-year-old was asked if he is open to playing beyond that. Everyone is wondering.
“Definitely. I’d definitely consider that,” Brady said Monday. “It’s a physical sport. Just the perspective I have on that is you never know when that moment is. Just because it’s a contact sport. There’s a lot of training that goes into it. And it has to be 100% commitment from myself to keep doing it.”
Unlike other quarterbacks like Peyton Manning and Drew Brees, who showed signs of obvious decline in their final seasons. Brady had one of the best statistical seasons in his career and probably could play until he is 45. However, if he wins his seventh Super Bowl, will he have the drive to continue playing?
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Brady is known for his discipline and work ethic and takes excellent care of his body. He also still has a year left on the two-year, $50 million contract he signed with the Bucs during the offseason, which provides him with extra incentive to come back next season.
However, most athletes dream of retiring after winning a championship, and with no guarantees they will be back in the Super Bowl next season, don’t be surprised if Brady decides to call it quits if the Bucs win the Super Bowl.
With Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs looking like the team to beat in the league for the next few years, and Brady already breaking most quarterback stats in the league, the veteran quarterback should consider retiring after the season instead of waiting until when his skills are visibly declining.