Is Tom Brady alluding to retirement? Seven-time Super Bowl champ says he can keep scoring touchdowns until he turns 50: ‘In Florida, it’s kind of a retired state’
- In a YouTube video, Tom Brady addressed the age-old question of retirement in an interview with fellow buccaneer Rob Gronkowski
- The quarterback confidently assured that he could continue playing for another six years
- At age 44, Brady’s has won seven Super Bowls in three decades
- “I don’t think it’s that hard,” he said of playing longer, adding that his new team in Tampa means he’s in perfect American condition to “retire.”
- The football star has already postponed his retirement several times
- In June, his team’s manager said Brady could play until he’s 50 if he wants to
- Brady made his final statement on Thursday in a video featuring teammate Rob Gronkowski, who wondered how Brady’s wife Gisele would react to the news
- “You’d let me do anything as long as I’m happy,” he told his wife off-screen
- On Saturday, he revealed he had contracted COVID at a Super Bowl party in February
Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady sees himself on the field for another six years, adding that neither his age nor his supermodel wife will deter him from his long-term plans.
The 44-year-old seven-time Super Bowl winner made the announcement Thursday, when he sat down with tight end Rob Gronkowski for a YouTube video where they answered the most popular internet questions about the pair.
“Wow, it seems like a very topical question lately,” Brady said of the age-old question.
‘Can Tom Brady play to 50?’ Like, 50 years old. I don’t think it’s that hard, and besides, life in Florida is kind of a retired state. I feel like I can just play and retire. I think I can, I think it’s a yes.’
Tom Brady, 44, says he doesn’t ‘find it so hard’ that he could play for another six years
Brady (left) tackled the age-old question in an interview with fellow Buccaneer Rob Gronkowski
Brady is set to become a free agent months before his 46th birthday next year.
In June, the California native set his retirement age at 45 after Tampa Bay general manager Jason Licht said he could play until age 50.
‘Fifty? That’s a long time. That’s a long time even for me,” Brady said USA today in a telephone interview at the time.
“I always said 45 was the age I wanted to be and that was my goal. This year I will be 44, so next year I will be 45. I have a contract for two years.’
Since 1920, only six NFL seasons have been played by quarterbacks aged 43 or older, according to statistics CBS Sports.
In the interview released on Thurdsay, Gronkowski suggested there might be another reason for Brady to rethink another six years of grueling training and travel.
“You know there’s a little twist to that question. I think so, let Gisele Tom play to 50?’ he asked, referring to Brady’s wife, former Victoria’s Secret Angel Gisele Bündchen, 41.
Brady replied, “Of course, no, that answer.”
‘I’m kidding. I’m sorry, honey. I love you. You would let me. You’d let me do anything as long as I’m happy.’
Often referred to as the GOAT, Brady is one of the most decorated NFL players of all time
He has won seven Super Bowls for two teams in three different decades. He signed a $50 million two-year contract with the Buccaneers after 20 seasons with the New England Patriots
Brady has three children with supermodel wife Gisele Bündchen, 41. He says she’d be fine with him playing until he’s 50 ‘as long as I’m happy’
The 6-foot-4-inch graduate of the University of Michigan was drafted by the New England Patriots in 2000 and went on to play with them for 20 seasons before signing a $50 million two-year deal with Tampa Bay in 2020.
He is one of the most decorated football players of all time, leading the NFL in career quarterback wins (264) and winning the Super Bowl MVP award five times — the last win in 2017 at age 40.
In an interview with the Tampa Bay Times on Saturday, Tom Brady said he contracted COVID-19 after the Buccaneers’ celebratory Super Bowl Parade in February.
The athlete added that the new season would be different for him and the rest of the team “because of the way we are doing now and what the stadium is going to look like and what the journey is going to be like.”
He and the rest of his teammates are now fully vaccinated.
Thursday’s video featured other interesting moments, such as Gronkowski, 32, getting up and twerking to show fans he can dance.