- Speculation has run rampant in the media over what the future may hold for New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady.
- Brady said his focus is on the present and not the future.
- However, if he did go elsewhere, it might be good for the NFL.
It is all Adam Schefter’s fault. If he hadn’t speculated about Tom Brady’s future with the Patriots, it wouldn’t be such a hot topic at the moment. But he’s done it before, so we shouldn’t be surprised—and Brady is 42-years old. That’s not just old for a quarterback, that’s like future Hall of Fame kicker type old.
So, it might have become a topic of discussion at some point anyway. Schefter’s conjecture tying Brady’s contract, selling his house, and his trainer selling his house meaning something more than it does just made it one now.
It doesn’t matter that Brady has not hinted at a desire to retire at the end of the season or play elsewhere. Nor does it matter that he has not strayed from the party line—he wants to play until he is 45.
But the media needs something hot to talk about, and everyone wants to be the guy that said it, “Tom Brady is retiring; New England’s reign of terror is over” first. However, it isn’t going to happen—at least, not yet.
So Says Tom Brady
The speculation over his future has become enough of a topic of conversation that Brady felt the need to address during his weekly interview with Jim Gray on Westwood One Radio. During the interview, he expressed his confusion over all the rumors and speculation:
“None of it is brought on by the things that I have said.