Tom Brady in ‘Tom Vs. Time’ doc: ‘I would love to play five more years’
Tom Brady has long expressed a desire to play well into his 40s. It appears the 41-year-old New England Patriots quarterback remains in pursuit of that lofty goal.
Brady, in the epilogue installment of the “Tom Vs. Time” documentary released Wednesday, doubled down on the notion that playing until age 45 continues to be a realistic option, at least from his perspective.
Although Brady does provide a qualifier about the possibility of achieving such a remarkable feat, pointing out that to accomplish it will be extremely difficult.
“I would love to play five more years; I’d love to play 41, 42, 43, 44, 45,” Brady said, via NESN. “It will be a challenge for me. I don’t think it’s going to be easy. It’s going to be hard to do. I think it’s going to be very hard to do, but I think I can do.
“Once you stop, you’re done. And I think I’m not ready to say that I’m done because I don’t feel like I’m done. I think there are still things to accomplish. It would be like getting close to the mountain and thinking ‘Nah, I’m good.’ It’s like, no, you worked really hard to get to this point, why not finish it off?”
Interestingly, the director of Brady’s Facebook documentary, Gotham Chopra, said earlier this year he had a “hard time envisioning” Brady playing well into his 40s. That said, Brady has received the green light from wife Gisele to play two more years.
Further, another rumor floated in late July that Brady could seriously consider retirement should the Patriots win Super Bowl LIII next February. Still, it would appear nothing is off the table at this point given Brady’s comments in “Tom Vs. Time,” not to mention what the veteran signal-caller had to say during training camp in August.