The star quarterback and the star head coach could be stepping away for good.
We're about seven hours away from the Super Bowl. Will this be the final time we see Tom Brady and Bill Belichick on the field?
A new report from ESPN says...maybe.
NFL insider Dianna Rusinni is reporting that tonight's Patriots-Eagles Super Bowl could be the final contest for Brady and Belichick. There's reportedly a growing sense in the league that the two could step away.
"It’s brought to light about what many in the league have been hearing, which (is) this game could possibly be both Bill Belichick and Tom Brady’s final games. Both could be hanging it up. Post game could be incredible tonight if this becomes truth," Rusinni reports.
The idea of this being the end for the Patriots' dynasty has been talked about a lot this season. Earlier this year, ESPN dropped a major feature story on what could be the unraveling of the Brady-Belichick-Kraft trio.
Brady has consistently brushed off questions about retirement, though. He's often said he wants to play until his mid-40s.
Belichick, meanwhile, refuses to talk about basically anything that could happen in the future. That's nothing new, though.
Patriots fans will surely take this report well. It'd be something if it ends up being true.
New England and Philadelphia are set to kick off at 6:30 p.m. E.T. The game will be on NBC.