Don’t expect New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to make a retirement announcement anytime soon. Brady, who turned 42 in August, intends to play in NFL in 2020 as he still has “more to prove.”
Following the Pats’ wild-card loss against Tennessee Titans this past weekend, rumors surfaced that Brady could step away from football. However, the iconic QB shot down the speculations on Wednesday with a letter to fans posted on his Instagram page.
Brady thanked the fans for their support and said that the failure in the playoffs wouldn’t discourage him.
“In both life and football, failure is inevitable,” he added. “You don’t always win. You can, however, learn from that failure, pick yourself up with great enthusiasm, and place yourself in the arena again. And that’s right where you will find me. Because I know I still have more to prove.”
We now know that Tom Brady will remain in the NFL, but where he will play remains unknown. He still hasn’t signed a contract extension with Pats and is set to become a free agent in the offseason. While it may seem improbable to see Brady in another jersey just a year ago, now that seems like a legitimate possibility.
While there is no clear indication where Brady could end up if he leaves New England, teams like Chicago Bears and Los Angeles, who are considered to be a quality QB from contention, have emerged as possible destinations.