New England Patriots

Tom Brady doesn’t sound close to retiring, but the questions and comments continue to roll out. And this time it came from Patriots president Jonathan Kraft.

During a sit-down interview along with father Robert Kraft with the NFL Network’s Andrea Kremer, Jonathan was asked if he envisioned a scenario where he told Brady he needed to retire.

“I think Tom Brady’s earned the right to have that be a decision to make when he wants to make it,” said Jonathan.

“I’m Not Thinking About Retirement”

During Brady’s Wednesday press conference at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., ESPN’s Mike Reiss relayed the comment to him and asked the quarterback what that kind of latitude means to him.

Brady had a perfectly charming response, as you might expect.

“Why does everyone want me to retire so bad? I don’t get it,” said Brady, grinning. “I’m having fun. Team’s doing good. I know I’m a little bit older than most of the guys, but I’m really enjoying it.

“I’m not thinking about retirement. I’m thinking about the Super Bowl and trying to win the most important game of the year and it’s going to take a lot to do it.”

So if you’re an Eagles fan who was holding out hope that Brady would retire before the Super Bowl, you’re out of luck there.

But Jonathan’s comments did indicate one thing. Brady will likely be able to retire on his own terms. As long as he wants to play, he plays. And amazingly, the end of that line still doesn’t appear close.

— By Matt Dolloff,

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