Tom Brady Says he Can Play Until 50

Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady passes against the Cowboys during the NFL season opener in Tampa, Florida, on Thursday. | USA TODAY / VIA REUTERS

Breaking news: Tom Brady‘s 45th birthday is less than 12 months away.

Birthday No. 45 was Brady’s self-imposed expiration date regarding his football career. When he said he’d play until he’s 45, we all scoffed, but at 44, he’s still great.

Age 45, then, seems like a premature date for him to retire. Why not keep a good thing going, Tom?

Good news, Brady fans: He’s thinking about delaying his departure target to 50.

“Wow, seems to be a really hot question lately,” Brady said in a response to teammate Rob Gronkowski’s question in the return ofTommy & Gronky. “Can Tom Brady play ’til 50? Like, 50 years old? Fifty. I don’t find it so difficult. Plus, in Florida, it’s kind of a retiree state, so I feel like I can play and then just glide into retirement. I think I can. I think it’s a yes.”

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SOURCE: NFL, Nick Shook