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Tom Brady ‘negotiated’ playing at least two more years with Gisele

Tom Brady has long expressed a desire to play well into his 40s. While the 40-year-old New England Patriots signal-caller made playing in 2018 official earlier this week, comments over the past few years from wife Gisele Bundchen appear to indicate she would prefer her husband’s NFL career to end sooner rather than later.

With that in mind, it’s interesting how Brady recently revealed that Gisele essentially agreed to allow him to play two more years at a minimum.

“I’ve talked two years with my wife,” Brady said during an appearance this week at the Milken Institute Global Conference, via the Boston Globe. “I’ve negotiated that thus far. I’ve still got a little further to go.”

Brady went on to point out how he has missed out a lot as his three children grow up due to his renowned commitment to football.

“The model I had as a father was he was there for all the things, and I’m not there for all the things,” Brady said. “Every Sunday for the last 25 years, I’ve been playing in the fall and winter. My kids are 10, 8 and 5. They’re not getting younger, so I need to take time so I can be available to them, too.”

Brady also made other comments at the conference illustrating how his family has resulted in a shift in priorities and what’s most important in his life, something that even made the Patriots’ tough loss in Super Bowl LII that much easier to digest.

Brady’s candid comments about his family are not the first time his wife and children have come up as it relates to his NFL future. But it’s clear Brady has every intent to continue his pro football career — with Gisele’s blessing in the short-term — perhaps for years to come, despite some conjecture indicating otherwise.