Statements From Tom Brady + Robert Kraft About Possibility Of Brady Retirement
Per NBC Sports Boston, If they Patriots don't pay up, Brady could be gone. He said he won't be taking a "hometown discount" in order to stay with his long-time team. The soon-to-be 43 year old is a free agent in March.
Now that his season is over, everyone is speculating if this will be the end? Probably not Brady is thinking. Patriots owner Robert Kraft says he wants either 2 things to happen: Brady to resign for a year, or to retire so he won't go to another team.
Before the season started, it was very important to Tom that he be free to do whatever he wanted at the end of the year. You know what I said to myself? That any person who plays 20 years for this team and helps us get to six Super Bowls, and been really selfless, has earned that right. I love the young man like he’s part of my family. Blood family. Anyone who’s done that has earned the right to control his future after 20 years."
I’ll explore those opportunities whenever they are," Brady told King late Saturday night, via King's "Football Morning in America" column Monday. "If it’s the Patriots, great. If that doesn’t work, I don’t know. I just don’t know. I love playing football. I still want to play football. I think I still can play at a championship level. I’ve just got to go do it. I’m motivated to get back to work and training", according to NBC.