Tom Brady Downplays Link Between Recent Contract, Putting House on Market


(WEEI) -- A big topic the last week was obviously Tom Brady's new contract, which although it was an extension, has him being a free agent after the season. In addition, it was reported he put his Brookline home on the market for $39 million.

Some read into things and tried to connect the two saying this means the quarterback likely will not be playing for the Patriots next season and either will play for another team or retire.

Appearing on the Greg Hill Show as part of Patriots Monday, Brady said not to read into it.

“I certainly hope not. You shouldn’t read into anything," he said. "It takes a long time to sell a house. I don’t know if you guys know, my house is little bit of an expensive one, so it doesn’t fly off the shelves in a couple of weeks. I think I am at a point in my life where there are a lot of considerations that go into playing. I have a very busy professional life, I have a very busy personal life and any decision that is made has to consider everything.

"I am certainly at a place — we have been at the same place for a long time and I love playing for the Patriots. I have such a great relationship with Mr. Kraft and Coach Belichick and our team. We’ll worry about that when that happens. This isn’t the time to worry about it.”

As for where he and his family plan on settling after he retires, reports have surfaced he and wife Gisele Bundchen have looked in the greater New York City area, but Brady doesn't want to commit to anything yet.

“We have a great home in New York and we’ve spent time in California over the years," he said. "My son lives in New York. I have spent time in California. We have a home in Costa Rica we’ve gone to for 12 years. We have a home in Montana we’ve gone to. I think we just have been blessed to have our kids experience the world. My wife is from Brazil. We do a lot of travel. We built our home in California. We sold it. We built this one in Boston. We’re just fortunate enough to have options and we’ll decide when the time comes. I don’t want to put any pressure on myself to have to decide, to determine things without having feelings and emotions of what that moment is like for me. Again, just fortunate to experience different parts of the world and we’ll see when that time comes and we’ll make the decision then.”

Brady recently turned 42 years old and continues to say he wants to play until he's 45.