Tom Brady reiterates he has no plans on retiring following Super Bowl LIII

Ryan Hannable
January 27, 2019 - 3:54 pm

Tom Brady potentially retiring after the Super Bowl officially does not need to be a storyline this week.

Speaking to ESPN's Jeff Darlington in an interview that aired before Sunday's Pro Bowl, Brady confirmed his intentions to play next season.

“There’s zero [chance I retire after the game]," he said. "I have said that for a long time. I feel like I am asked that a lot and I feel like I repeat the same answer, but no one wants to believe me.”

Brady added: “I have set a goal for myself at 45 and like I said before, it is very hard to make it that far. I know how hard it was this year and the commitment it takes. Hopefully I have learned from some of the things that happened this year to be better next year. But, every year is tough.”

The 41-year-old didn't have the best statistical season of his career, but still was very effective in leading the Patriots to their straight Super Bowl.

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