Tom Brady vows to play on next season
Regardless of what happens in Super Bowl LII, Tom Brady has no plans to retire.
The 40-year-old New England Patriots quarterback told Westwood One's Jim Gray during a radio interview he will be back next season.
"You’re gonna see me playing football next year. I don’t envision not playing," Brady said. "You’re at the end of the race but you’ve got your biggest mountain to climb right at the end.
"Hopefully all the lessons we’ve learned have allowed us to be at our very best for this moment and that’s what it’s going to take and that’s what we’re prepared for and that’s what I go out and expect our team to do."
Brady became the oldest player to be named NFL MVP this season, claiming his third league MVP honour on Saturday.
He led the NFL with 4,577 yards, becoming the oldest quarterback to lead the league in passing yards, with 32 touchdowns and eight interceptions.
Brady is under contract through the 2019 season and expects to fulfill that deal. He and Patriots coach Bill Belichick have already won five Super Bowls together, heading into Sunday's showdown against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Making his eighth Super Bowl appearance, Brady told his wife he would like to win two more Super Bowls before he retires and has said he would like to play until the aged of 45.
It remains to be seen, but we do know we will see Brady in a Patriots uniform for a 19th NFL season.