Tom Brady's contract runs through 2017 -- he'll turn 40 right before that season -- and he's given every indication of wanting to play longer than that.

A New York Times Magazine profile describes Brady adhering to a strict training regimen and talking about playing until he's 43 or 44.

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"I just know that I'm sitting here at age 37 and I feel perfect at the end of 16 games," he said. "My arm doesn't hurt, my legs don't hurt. My teammates, they're hurting."

Brady's father, also named Tom, thinks his son's determination to keep playing won't go over well with Patriots brass, eventually.

"It will end badly," he told the magazine. "It does end badly. And I know that because I know what Tommy wants to do. He wants to play 'til he's 70. ... It's a cold business. And for as much as you want it to be familial, it isn't."

Funny that the elder Brady's quotes came out on the same day Pats owner Robert Kraft referred to his quarterback and coach as "part of my family." Of course, Kraft was defending Brady and Bill Belichick in Deflategate, not addressing the quarterback's longevity.

Brady is scheduled to earn $12 million in 2015, $8 million in 2016 and $9 million in his age-40 season.

Tom Brady, 37, said he feels 'perfect' at the end of a long season. (USATSI)
Tom Brady, 37, said he feels 'perfect' at the end of a long season. (USATSI)