Tom Brady Says He Wants To Play Football Until His Mid-40s

By Richard Rickss, Posted: 02/16/17 12:49AM EST

When great players in any sport hit a certain age, questions about retirement become a constant reminder and cause to ponder their situation, but not for the New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Brady insisted that he is not retiring and he would like to play well into his 40's.

Tom Brady To Defy NFL History Again

According to Yahoo Sports News, Tom Brady will be asked about his retirement every year until he finally steps aside, but he doesn't seem to mind. Brady shows no desire to quit any time soon, and even at 39, he looks like he's nowhere close to the end.

Brady said via The MMQB's Peter King: "I'd like to play until my mid-forties. Then I'll make a decision. If I'm still feeling like I'm feeling today, who knows? Now those things can always change. You do need long-term goals too. I know next year is not going to be my last year."

Brady, who will turn 40 in August, also gave his thoughts about head coach Bill Belichick and owner Robert Kraft. He said: "I don't ever want to play for another coach. I don't want to play for another owner. But this is professional sports. I've seen some of the best players I've ever played with on other teams. You never know. That's why I want to keep taking care of what I need to take care of."

Last season, Brady set an NFL record with a 28-2 touchdown-to-interception ratio. In Super Bowl LI, Brady attempted a Super Bowl-record 62 passes and set another Super Bowl record with 466 yards in an amazing Patriots comeback. When watching Brady, you get the feeling that he's only 29, not 39.

Sports Illustrated reported that in 17 seasons, Brady has a regular season record of 183-52 with another 25 victories, including five Super Bowl championships, coming in the postseason. Brady will enter the 2017 season fourth on the career list in passing yards, passing completions, passing touchdowns, and third in passer rating.

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