Asked about playing when he is 45 and beyond, the six-time champion said: “I would definitely consider that.
“It’s a physical sport, and the perspective I have on that is that you never know when that moment is.
“It’s a contact sport, there’s a lot of training that goes into it. It has to be 100 percent commitment on my part to do it.”
Brady, 43, is renowned for taking care of his body through strict routines after redefining the quarterback position during his illustrious career.
He has mentioned playing into his mid-40s in the past, and the four-time Super Bowl MVP is definitely intrigued by the possibility.
It could become a reality, too – despite leaving New England for the first time in a career that has spanned just over two decades, Brady threw for 4,633 yards and 40 touchdowns.
After arriving in Tampa, the 2020 NFL campaign was his most productive in terms of passing yardage since 2012 and most clinical since his undefeated regular season in 2007.
It has been an equally impressive postseason for the Bucs star, as he has claimed road wins over the Washington Football Team, Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints, as well as MVP favourite Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.
Brady continues to fend off Father Time for now, and he will turn 45 in August 2022. The quarterback is under contract with the Buccaneers through the 2021 season.
He is aiming to win his seventh championship on Sunday against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs – the defending champions – in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay.
Join our new commenting forum
Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies