Tom Brady staying consistent regarding future plans


Tom Brady continues to do his sponsored weekly interviews with Jim Gray on Westwood One radio before playoff games, so he continues to get asked about his future.

Prior to the AFC championship game, Gray asked Brady about his future once again, and the Patriots quarterback said pretty much the same thing he's said since the Patriots' season ended two weeks ago.

"It’s only been a couple of weeks and I have had a lot of time with my family the last couple weeks just decompressing from the season," he said. "Like I said earlier, I am open-minded about the process and at the same time I love playing football and want to continue to play and do a great job. I am looking to what is ahead. Whatever the future may bring, I will embrace it with open arms. In the meantime, I am going to watch these two games as a fan and enjoy them from my couch.”

Reading into things (perhaps a little too much), it may be worth noting there was nothing in that answer about how great it's been playing for the Patriots, Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick like he's said in recent weeks, but that's likely just what that is -- reading too much into things.

Brady officially will become a free agent on March 18. He can re-sign with the Patriots at any point until then, but cannot speak to other teams until the legal tampering window opens on March 16.