Tom Brady was loud and clear when he promised to play until he is 45 years old, and some people took that promise for granted.
The Patriots quarterback feels like there are so many things he has to accomplish before retiring, and he will definitely achieve that before he gets too old to play football. Being 45 years old in the NFL equals a miracle, and Brady is really good in doing that. He has been giving us miracles for two decades, and we bow to that.
The quarterback went on Why Sports Matter podcast produced by Religion of Sports to talk about his future plans and the retirement issue.
“Once you stop, you’re done. I still feel there’s things to accomplish. And I’ve had an opportunity, based on all the things that happened the last 12 years of my life, you know, to put myself in a position to achieve things that no one else has achieved. So I feel like I kind of have to do it… It’s [expletive] going to be hard to do it. But I think I can do it,” Brady said during his interview.
The game is his fuel
He also explained how football makes him a complete person, and one cannot just ignore that emotion.
“When I’m out on the field in front of 70,000 people, I can kind of do what I want. I can really be who I am. I get to be me, with my raw emotion and energy. If I want to scream at somebody, I can scream at somebody. But you don’t really see me do that any place else. I don’t trust a lot of people. That’s probably why I love football so much because it allows me to be who I am in a very authentic way that is hard for me to be when I walk off the field,” TB12 said.