Over the weekend, Tom Brady said he'll be retiring after Super Bowl LIII. On Monday, Brady implied he could play for at least two more years after this one. Per NFL Network's Mike Giardi, here's how Brady responded to a question about retirement during an appearance on WEEI in Boston.
Not next year and not the year after that. So that means Brady currently plans to play through at least 2020. He stated last offseason that he'd negotiated with his wife to receive I've talked two years with my wife," Brady said during an interview at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Santa Monica, California, per the Boston Globe. "I've negotiated that thus far. I've still got a little further to go.", which would have covered the 2018 and 2019 campaigns. "
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It appears he's now extending that window at least one year longer. Brady was already the NFL's oldest offensive player this season, and will presumably be that again in each of the next two years, which would bring him through his age-43 season. The oldest quarterback ever to play in an NFL game, per a Pro-Football-Reference search, is Steve DeBerg, who was 44 years and 342 days old in Week 17 of the 1998 season.
Brady has previously mused that he wants to play until he's 45, which would give him four more seasons after this one. If he makes it to that point, he'll become the oldest quarterback ever to step on the field in the NFL. I wouldn't bet against it at this point.