Tom Brady Does Not Sound Like He's Ready to Retire


FOXBOROUGH -- The Patriots fell to the Titans, 20-13, Saturday night in the AFC Wild Card round and with that came the end of the 2019 season.

In addition, it now means Brady potentially could have played his final game as a member of the organization since he's now hitting free agency for the first time in his career.

The 42-year-old negotiated his contract this summer so that he cannot be hit with the franchise tag this offseason and his two-year deal voids at the end of the 2019 league year.

Speaking after the game, Brady was asked a number of questions on his future, but he did offer up much. Although he did say it's "pretty unlikely" he retires.

"I would say it’s pretty unlikely, but – yeah, hopefully unlikely," he said.

The quarterback had a lot of praise for the organization he's spent his entire 20-year career with, but added he cannot predict what will happen in the offseason.

"I love the Patriots. I mean, they obviously – this is the greatest organization, and playing for Mr. [Robert] Kraft all these years and for coach [Bill] Belichick – there’s nobody that’s had a better career, I would say, than me, just being with them," Brady said. "So, I’m very blessed and I don’t know what the future looks like and I’m not going to predict it. So, I wish we would have won tonight and wish we would have done a lot of things better over the course of the season, but we just didn’t get the job done."

With that being said, no one really knows what is going to happen over the next few weeks.

Who knows if the Patriots want Brady back at age 43? Who knows if Brady even wants to come back? There will likely be a few teams willing to offer a ton of money for his services, but where would he want to play if it is not in New England? And then who knows how his wife Gisele Bundchen feels? Brady could simply just call it a career. 

There truly are a number of scenarios still in play and nothing likely will be decided any time soon.

"Just very grateful for the experience of playing this year for this team, this organization, and over the course of my career, too," Brady said. "So, I appreciate it. I hope – I’ve always tried to do the right thing out there. Who knows what the future holds, so we’ll leave it at that."

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