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No one in the world believes Tom Brady is going to retire and not play for the Patriots in 2018, yet every day we are subjected to rumors of Teflon (and possibly Gronk) hanging up their cleats. We all know the different theories by now: Hoodie hates Alex Guerrero, Tom and the rest of the Pats are still “salty” over Malcolm Butler’s benching, etc., etc. It’s all nonsense really, just fluff to get us through a very long offseason.
But if there are any Pats fans actually worried about Tom retiring suddenly, his agent Don Yee told ESPN the plan is still to play into his mid-40s:
“Tom’s intentions have not changed,” Yee said Monday. “He’s consistently said he’ll play beyond this contract and into his mid-40s, or until he feels he isn’t playing at a championship level. I understand the constant speculation, but this is one point he’s been firm about.”
And that he’s training daily:
“He customizes his preparation to each season in order to maximize his performance,” Yee said. “His training methods are always evolving and getting better. The year he missed the first four games — that month of training on his own was particularly efficient.”
So Tom is playing in 2018. Probably. But we expect more rumors to fly this week, especially if the Patriots do something big on Thursday like draft a potential future quarterback.