For years, whenever Tom Brady has been asked about potentially retiring, he’s thrown around age 45.
Speaking Monday via video conference during Super Bowl Opening Night, the 43-year-old was asked if he’d ever consider playing past 45.
“I would definitely consider that,” he. “And again, it’s a physical sport, and just the perspective I have on that is, you never know kind of when that (retirement) moment is. Just because it’s a contact sport, and there’s a lot of training that goes into it, and again, it has to be a 100-percent commitment from myself to keep doing it.”
So, when might retirement actually come?
“I think I’ll know when it’s time,” Brady said. “So, I don’t know when that time will come but I think I’ll know, and I’ll understand that I gave everything I could to get to this game. You put a lot into it. I don’t think I can ever go at this game half-assed. I’ve got to put everything into it.”
Brady is under contract with Tampa Bay at least through next year, which will bring him to age 44, and if he signs another contract after that he will play the 2022 season at age 45.
Sunday’s game against Kansas City will be Brady’s 10th Super Bowl.