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Brady says he plans on playing another 10 years

Posted on: May 1, 2011 12:30 pm
Edited on: May 1, 2011 12:33 pm
 

Posted by Andy Benoit

So what are we to make of the Patriots drafting Ryan Mallett in the third round? Nobody quite knows. But if you’re thinking the Patriots have reason to believe that their superstar quarterback plans to retire once his contract expires in 2014, forget it.T. Brady (US Presswire)

Kurt Warner recently said on NFL Network, "I did text Tom Brady after this (Mallett) pick and he wanted me to know for sure that he was planning on playing 10 more years.”

Brady is currently 34 years old.

The Patriots have an unofficial policy of getting rid of players a little too early rather than a little too late. It’s possible Brady could finish his career in another uniform.

But it’s also possible the Patriots plan on developing Mallett into a long-term backup or, more likely, a short-term backup who can be traded for a high-round pick two or three years from now (ala Matt Cassel).

Obviously, there is a lot that still needs to play out. We’ll put this discussion on the backburner for now.

UPDATE 12:33 p.m. EST: Is it possible the Patriots took Mallett in part to prevent their division rival Dolphins from getting him? A Dolphins source told Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, “We were willing to take (Mallett), we just couldn’t get our hands on him. We tried, but we couldn’t do it. He’s going to be a good quarterback.”


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Comments

Since: May 4, 2008
Posted on: May 2, 2011 5:00 pm
 

Brady says he plans on playing another 10 years

He'll be traded in 5 years or less. Mallett will be the next New England starter.



Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: May 2, 2011 2:25 pm
 

Brady says he plans on playing another 10 years

The main reason I don't see a Brett Favre situation developing is that Brady isn't going to be wishy washy about it. He's going to say, "I'm playing." That'll let BB and the New England staff make decisions with concrete information.

It's entirely possible that at some point they'll say, "Not for us."  But the Brett Favre thing was so bad because he wouldn't even tell the team what he was planning to do.



Since: Dec 15, 2010
Posted on: May 2, 2011 1:02 pm
 

Brady says he plans on playing another 10 years

One solid blindside hit and Brady can forget about playing for another 10 years and instead worry if he's going to play another 10 seconds.
Just a poly to let everybody know that he (Brady) will not give up his position to the new guy that easily. Can see a Brett like situation developing a few years from now.



Since: Jul 7, 2007
Posted on: May 2, 2011 11:53 am
 

Brady says he plans on playing another 10 years

Considering Brett Farve's best year was his second to last...I could see Brady playing for another 10.



Since: May 13, 2010
Posted on: May 2, 2011 8:52 am
 

Brady says he plans on playing another 10 years

Brady will make this happen.  There already are "Protect Brady" rules...the NFL will make more. 



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: May 1, 2011 11:08 pm
 

Brady says he plans on playing another 10 years




Since: Nov 16, 2010
Posted on: May 1, 2011 9:37 pm
 

Brady says he plans on playing another 10 years




Since: Dec 9, 2008
Posted on: May 1, 2011 8:47 pm
 

Brady says he plans on playing another 10 years

This is just like the Reggie Bush issue... a player says something and the whole world freaks. Brady probably was joking. He probably didn't even know Warner would say it on TV. He'll be around another half decade and bow out gracefully and with display the class he has most of his career. Chill out.



Since: Sep 19, 2007
Posted on: May 1, 2011 6:54 pm
 

Brady says he plans on playing another 10 years




Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: May 1, 2011 6:34 pm
 

Brady says he plans on playing another 10 years

awesome another brett favre. i hope hes not playing 42 or 43. sorry tom footballs young mans game. not an old mans game. we had that with brett already


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