It’s been just over two months since Tom Brady made the decision to come out of retirement for another NFL season, and although he doesn’t sound like someone who regrets that decision, it definitely does seem like he might have second-guessed himself a couple of times since then.
During a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Robin Lundberg asked Brady how much longer he intends to play. While he did not give a specific number, Brady said it would probably be less than five years.
“How long could I play hypothetically? Because I love hypothetical questions. I could play as long as I’m willing to make the commitment to playing. I don’t think that it’s going to be another five years, I’ll say that,” he said.
Brady explained that his relationship with his kids might dictate how long he plays.
“I just have too many other things that are happening, and my kids are probably the biggest one. You know, they’re just not getting any younger. I’ve got to make sure that I’m there for the moments they need me there for.”
One big reason Brady decided to come back is that he knew he still wanted to play, which might not be the case down the road.
“I love playing. I love working in football. I’m going to continue to work in football when I am done playing.”
The three-time NFL MVP will be a free agent following the 2022 season, which means he’ll be free to sign with any team in the NFL, and it’s possible that freedom could be enough to compel Brady to play for at least one more year.
On the other hand, if he decides to retire, then he’ll be coming to you on Fox every Sunday after it was reported he was offered a 10-year, $375 million deal to join the announcing booth after his career is over.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.