For the past few years, every football fan has been asking the same question: how long will Tom Brady play football?
Well, in a recent video, Brady suggested he thinks he has what it takes to play the game at a high level until he’s 50. That’s right, the star quarterback – who is 44 – wants to play another six years.
“Can Tom Brady play until he’s 5o years old?” Rob Gronkowski asked.
“Wow, that seems to be the really hot question lately. I mean, I don’t find it so difficult. Plus, Florida is kind of a retiree state, so feel like I can play and then just glide into retirement. I think I can. I think it’s a ‘yes,'” Brady said.
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) September 16, 2021
Just a few months ago, Brady had a completely different answer to the question.
“50? That’s a long time. Even for me, that’s a long time,” Brady told USA Today recently, via Jori Epstein. “I’ve always said 45 was the age that I wanted to reach and that was my goal. This year I’ll be 44, so next year I’ll be 45. I got a two-year contract.
“I’m going to be able to obviously play this year and God forbid anything happens, but play next year and then see what happens after that. If I still want to keep playing, I might be able to do that. And if that’s enough, then that would be enough.”
Obviously Tampa Bay‘s season-opening win over the Dallas Cowboys has Brady singing a different tune.