Is Tom Brady hinting at retirement date? Seven-time Super Bowl champ says he can keep scoring touchdowns until he turns 50 – but admits ‘Florida, it’s kind of a retiree state’
- In a YouTube video, Tom Brady tackled the age-old question about retirement in an interview with fellow Buccaneer Rob Gronkowski
- The quarterback confidently assured he could keep playing for another six years
- At 44 years old, Brady’s already won seven Super Bowls across three decades
- ‘I don’t find it so difficult,’ he said of playing longer, adding that his new team in Tampa means he’s in the perfect US state to ‘glide into retirement’
- The football star has previously postponed his retirement multiple times
- In June, the manager of his team said Brady could play until he’s 50 if he wants
- Brady made his latest pronouncement in a video with teammate Rob Gronkowski on Thursday, who wondered how Brady’s wife Gisele would react to the news
- ‘You’d let me do anything as long as I’m happy,’ he said to his off-screen wife
- On Saturday, he revealed he got COVID at a Super Bowl celebration in February
Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady sees himself on the field for another six years, adding that neither his age nor his supermodel wife will hold him back from his long-term plans.
The 44-year-old seven-time Super Bowl winner made the announcement on Thursday, when he sat down with tight end Rob Gronkowski for a YouTube video where they answered the internet’s most popular questions about the pair.
‘Wow, seems to be a really hot question lately,’ Brady said of the age-old query.
‘Can Tom Brady play till 50?’ Like, 50 years old. I don’t find it so difficult, and plus living in Florida it’s kind of a retiree state. I feel like I can just play and glide into retirement. I think I can, I think it’s a yes.’
Tom Brady, 44, says he doesn’t ‘find it so difficult’ that he could play for another six years
Brady (left) tackled the age-old question in an interview with fellow Buccaneer Rob Gronkowski
Brady is scheduled to become a free agent months before his 46th birthday next year.
Back in June, the California native pegged his retirement age at 45 after Tampa Bay general manager Jason Licht said he could play until 50.
‘Fifty? That’s a long time. Even for me, that’s a long time,’ Brady told USA Today in a phone interview at the time.
‘I’ve always said 45 was the age that I wanted to reach and that was my goal. This year I’ll be 44, so next year I’ll be 45. I got a two-year contract.’
Since 1920, there have been just six NFL seasons played by quarterbacks aged 43 or older, according to CBS Sports.
In the interview released on Thurdsay, Gronkowski suggested there may be another reason for Brady to reconsider another six years of grueling training and travel.
‘You know there’s a little spin to that question. I think it’s, will Gisele let Tom play til 50?’ he asked, referring to Brady’s wife, the former Victoria’s Secret Angel Gisele Bündchen, 41.
Brady responded: ‘That is of course, no, that answer.’
‘I’m just kidding. I’m sorry, babe. I love you. You would let me. You’d let me do anything as long as I’m happy.’
Brady, often referred to as the GOAT, is one of the most decorated NFL players of all time
He’s won seven Super Bowls for two teams across three different decades. He signed a $50 million two-year contract with the Buccaneers after 20 seasons with the New England Patriots
Brady has three children with supermodel wife Gisele Bündchen, 41. He says she would be fine withh him playing until he’s 50 years old ‘as long as I’m happy’
The 6-foot-4-inch University of Michigan graduate was drafted by the New England Patriots in 2000, eventually playing with them for 20 seasons before signing a two-year, $50 million deal with Tampa Bay in 2020.
He is one of the most decorated football players of all time, leading the NFL in career quarterback wins (264) and winning the Super Bowl MVP award five times – last winning in 2017 at the age of 40.
In an interview with the Tampa Bay Times on Saturday, Tom Brady said he got COVID-19 following the Buccaneers’ celebratory Super Bowl Parade back in February.
The athlete added that the new season would be different for him and the rest of the team ‘because of the way what we’re doing now and what the stadium is going to look like and what the travel is going to look like.’
He and the rest of his teammates are now fully vaccinated.
Thursday’s video featured other interesting moments, like Gronkowski, 32, standing up and twerking to show fans he can dance.