Tom Brady will be 44-years-old when the 2021 season kicks off, but how long he plays continues to be a mystery. Not even general manager Jason Licht knows.
So it shouldn’t be a surprise when Licht told Rich Eisen that Brady didn’t give him any kind of notion that last March’s contract extension will be his last.
“None,” Licht told Eisen when asked about Brady and potential future extensions. “I want to keep most of those conversations private, but [he gave me] no inkling at all. I told him if he wants to play til he’s 50 and he feels like he can still play, [then] he can play til he’s 50.”
— Rich Eisen Show (@RichEisenShow) May 11, 2021
Brady is currently locked in through the 2022 season (if he decides to play, of course), which would make him 46-years-old when the 2023 season rolls around. It’s pretty damn hard to wrap one’s head around the thought of a 46-year-old quarterback not only starting in the NFL, but playing at a high level. It’s even harder to imagine the feat at 50.
But if anyone can do it, it’s the seven-time Super Bowl winner.
To be fair, Brady recently mentioned that he doesn’t have much time left in terms of a football career. But at the same time, he gave no inkling about how much time that actually means.
Regardless, it doesn’t look like Brady will be retiring any time soon and everyone outside of the Tampa Bay area must hate
hearing reading this.