Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has yet to make a decision on his future with the New England Patriots. He has to make a decision on his career in general, but his most recent statement may be a hint.
“We are a week removed from the end of our season,” he told Jim Gray in his weekly appearance on Westwood One. “There is a lot of time to figure these things out. I don’t think any player or team is ready to make any commitments at this point, and I’m sure as the offseason progresses those things will take care of themselves.”
TB12 will hit free agency in March. He’s been a Patriot for two decades, and he enjoys his well-deserved rest. Brady will use his free time to hang out with his friends and family.
“The contract things, a week after the season, I would say these things haven’t even started to pick up,” Brady said. “It’s really not my concern at this point. It’s been about decompressing and resting my mind a little bit and resting my body and spending time with the people who have supported me over the last six months.”
The Patriots quarterback took to his Instagram account to thank everyone for their support. He also hinted at a possible return, saying he has a lot more to prove.
“I also think I’m inspired by so many people who push the limits,” Brady noted in his statement. “I love watching documentaries of incredible human feats. They’re inspiring. People climb these mountains and do things that people never thought were possible. I’m at a certain point in my career where people think what I’m doing is to a degree impossible. For me, it’s about continuing to prove to myself that I can lay it on the line and we can still try to achieve the ultimate goal, which is winning Super Bowls.”
The GOAT threw for 4,057 catches, 24 touchdowns, and eight interceptions in the season. Head coach Bill Belichick considers him an iconic figure, but Brady has yet to make a decision on his future in the NFL.
“I can only say how I feel, and that’s what’s the truth to me and
what’s authentic to me,” Brady said. “And I have no decision that I
have made, and there won’t be for some considerable time. So I know there is
speculation; there always is. That’s just part of being in professional sports;
that’s part of being a professional athlete.
“When people aren’t talking about this season, they want to talk about
next season, and the reality is that next season is quite a ways away. I have
some other things that are happening at this time. Like I said, spending some
time with my family, my loved ones and giving them the time they need. And then
as people begin to plan for next season, like I said, these things will take
care of themselves.”