A sampling from our @ESPN interview with Tom Brady, including his explanation into why there is a “zero” percent chance he’ll retire after this game no matter the outcome. pic.twitter.com/HpLQbLH7Yn— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) January 27, 2019
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Anyone who wishes to see Tom Brady go away after Super Bowl LIII will be disappointed by the latest comments from the Patriots quarterback. Brady has shut down any talk of retirement after the Super Bowl, based on a new interview with ESPN’s Jeff Darlington.
The full interview is slated to air on Super Bowl Sunday, before Brady and the Patriots take on the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII. But Darlington released a snippet where he asks Brady if there’s any chance this Sunday is his final game.
Brady responded simply, “Zero.” With a corresponding ‘zero’ gesture and a chuckle, to boot.
“I’ve said that for a long time,” Brady continued. “I feel like I’m asked that a lot and I feel like I repeat the same answer, but no one wants to believe me. I’ve set a goal for myself at 45, and like I said before, it’s very hard to make it that far.
“I know how hard it was this year and the commitment it takes. Hopefully I’ve learned from some of the things that happened this year to be better next year. But every year is tough.”
“Retirement” is a word that is likely to be brought up every year for the rest of Brady’s career. For now, he’s committed to playing his 20th season in the NFL in 2019 at age 42.
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