David Ortiz gives Tom Brady advice on when to retire, predicts Patriots will win Super Bowl

Ryan Hannable
January 19, 2019 - 3:12 pm

David Ortiz knows a thing or two about playing a sport at age 40, as that was the last season of his career.

Appearing on WEEI with Lou Merloni and Greg Dickerson at Foxwoods as part of Red Sox Winter Weekend, Ortiz gave some advice to Tom Brady on when he should step away from the game.

“I have to give a call to Tom, and I would be like, ‘Bro, don’t go anywhere because you have no pain,'" he said. 

Ortiz said he speaks to the Patriots quarterback occasionally, but he's never looked for any advice on when to call it a career.

“He’s never asked me that question, but if he did I would be like, ‘Shut the hell up. You have many years to go still,’” he said.

Ortiz added: “Let’s keep one thing in mind. This guy takes care of himself better than anybody I have ever seen. The way this guy eats, they way he gets prepared, they way he physically takes care of himself.”

The former Red Sox slugger also not only predicted a Patriots win over the Chiefs in the AFC title game, but another Super Bowl win.

"I am so excited with what the Patriots are doing," he said. "I can’t wait for [Sunday’s] game because let me tell you what is going to happen: after we win [Sunday] it’s over. I am telling you right now. We beat Kansas City, at their place, it is over because Kansas City, to me that is the team to beat.”

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