Tom Brady just might be playing his final game at Gillette Stadium as a member of the Patriots when they take on the Tennessee Titans on Saturday night.
Whatever his future holds is not up to Brady, nor is it on his mind as the 42-year-old prepares for a wild-card meeting against the Tennessee Titans.
“I’m not much for nostalgia,” Brady said Thursday when asked about the possibility. “I’m just pretty focused on what I need to do. This week’s felt pretty much like every other week for the last 20 years. Just focused on what I need to do.”
Brady was asked later if he lets his mind wander at all into the possibility of his Foxboro career coming to an end.
“I haven’t thought about those things. I wouldn’t be thinking about those things anyway,” Brady reiterated. “It’s felt like a normal week for me, so I just approached practice like I always have and try to do the best I could do. So that’s what I’m gonna try to do as well.”
Brady and the Patriots are coming off a disappointing loss to the Miami Dolphins during Week 17 that has them playing in the Wild Card round for the first time in a long time.
Brady completed just 16 of 29 passes for 221 yards with two touchdowns and an interception, which was returned for a back-breaking touchdown.
“I haven’t turned the TV on. It’s probably not best after we lose to turn the TV on and listen to all your guys’ shows and stuff like that,” Brady said. “Probably weren’t too many great things happening. So I tried to lay low this week.”
Brady will enter Saturday’s game having played 40 playoff games in his career.