Tom Brady says he thinks he can play until the age of 50 but noted that won't be happening because there are other important things in life he can't miss out on because of football. On February 1, Brady retired at the age of 44.
40 days later, Brady announced he changed his mind and revealed he would play next season. Brady will turn 45 before the next season begins. "It’s a great question," Brady told Complex Sport. "There’s two answers to that.
I do think I could play till 50. But I don’t think I will just because I know the commitment that it takes. I know the commitment that it takes for me at 44 and 45. I worked out today and it’s a big commitment and I’m away from my 14-year-old son and my 12-year-old son and my nine-year-old daughter.
And they deserve my time and energy and they’re getting older. I wanna be there for my son’s football games and lacrosse games and basketball games. He’ll be a freshman this year in high school. He goes to school in New York City.
And that’s a big part of my life. I wanna win on the field, but I wanna win off the field."
Brady on why he won't be playing until 50
"If I played till 50, I’d miss a lot of really important things in his life.
And I don’t wanna do that. I wanna be there for him. I wanna be there for my wife. She has goals and ambitions. I’ve really pushed the limits. Personally, I’ve pushed the limits with a lot of people that have been supportive of me over the years.
I’ve pushed the limits with my body physically," Brady added. In a lengthy retirement message Brady posted on February 1, he said one of his goals was to spend more time with his family. Brady plans to play out this year and then he will decide his next move.