Tom Brady appears to have shared some major NFL news in an Instagram comment this afternoon. The New England Patriots quarterback, speaking in Spanish, revealed how much longer he wants to play. Hint: It's more than one season.
The 40-year-old quarterback does not plan on retiring at age 41. Or at age 42. Or at age 43. Or at age 44...
Brady, commenting on an Instagram post from ESPN that said he "knows he can't play forever," said he plans on playing until he's 45.
"Cuarenta y cinco," Brady said.
That, for those who did not take Spanish in high school, translates to forty five.
"Tom Brady says he's still motivated to keep playing, but he knows he can't play forever," was the initial Instagram comment by ESPN's post.
Brady's account, which he often uses, was spotted in the comment section with the "45" comment.
The star quarterback had appeared on Oprah's show earlier this month and was asked about retirement.
Brady said he thinks about retirement more than he previously did and that he'll likely be hanging it up sooner than later, but he appears to be set on playing for at least a couple of more seasons.
The star QB also spoke about how health regimen and how it helps him continue to play at a high level into his 40s.
"I'm an athlete. I depend wholly on my body. My body is my asset," Brady said. "I can't go out there on the field and eat fast food and expect it to perform, especially at my level. When I was 25 years old, I couldn't throw the ball. My arm was hurting all the time. And I thought 'How could I play sports if I'm in pain?' I had a terrible diet when I was a kid -- the worst diet. [It] wasn't working that well. Why don't I try some different things? Start with what works for you. Start with cutting out some things -- but only if you want."
Rejoice, Patriots fans. It looks like Brady will be around for the foreseeable future.