Tom Brady's football future seems up in the air.
While Brady is under contract for next season and the 44-year-old has said he wants to play until he's at least 45, it seems there's a real possibility he retires following the Buccaneers' loss to the Rams in the NFC divisional round.
ESPN reported Sunday morning Brady is "noncommittal" towards next season and after the game Brady avoided questions relating to his future.
Appearing on The Greg Hill Show Monday morning, ESPN's Adam Schefter indicated for the first time in his career, retirement talk with Brady is real.
“He’s talked about the sacrifice that goes into this -- his family time, what he gives up, he’s got other business interests now. Does he really need to go out and try and win another Super Bowl, put up more passing yards? He’s got all the records. He’s got everything. I think it’s mentally exhausting, physically draining, all those things," Schefter said. "Tom Brady’s a smart guy, when he says I haven’t thought about it and there will be time to think about it, of course he’s thought about it. He just doesn’t want to talk about it right now, and that’s fair. He deserves that right.”
The NFL insider said Brady will take roughly a month to contemplate his future, which will include talking things over with his family.
“Tom Brady very well may come to the decision that he will play again. But, I think this is the first time that I think it’s even really a real decision about whether he might not play again, Schefter said.
Listen to the full interview below, with the Brady discussion occurring at the very beginning.