Could Tom Brady retire following this season at age 44 when he has one year remaining on his contract?
ESPN's Seth Wickersham predicted it last week, and now two of Brady's former teammates seem to agree.
"It wouldn't surprise me if Tom Brady decided to walk away (this offseason) and do whatever he wants to do," former Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich said Wednesday on ESPN's "Get Up!" "Right now, Tom is in bonus time. How many 44-year-old quarterbacks have we seen throw for the amount of yards and touchdowns (he has)? He'll be 45 in August. So, at this point right now, what else does he have to prove to anybody? What else does he have to check off the list?"
And then on Wednesday's Merloni & Fauria show, Christian Fauria, who played with Brady in the early 2000s, said something similar.
“It would not surprise me if, April, there was like a statement released from Brady expressing his gratitude, love and appreciation for both teams that he played with, all the coaches that mentored him, and the owners of the teams that he played for, his family, his parents, his kids, his baby mama, everybody," Fauria said.
This comes after it was announced the 10th and final episode of Brady's "Man in the Arena" series won't be released until the spring.
Brady's Buccaneers squad will host the Rams this weekend in the divisional round.
Listen to more of what Fauria said below.