Tom Brady Admits He Might Continue Playing Past Age 45

by Katie Maloney

Tom Brady announces that he basically may never retire and now every team but the Buccaneers is groaning.

Undoubtedly, Tom Brady is an NFL superstar. As a star quarterback, Brady led the Patriots to six Super Bowl championships. However, people thought that his streak may have been over after he left the Patriots to join the Buccaneers (who hadn’t won a playoff game since 2007). But, the naysayers thought wrong. Brady is, once again, leading his team to a Super Bowl this year as the Buccaneers take on the Chiefs this Sunday. All that said, he’s currently 43 years-old which, in NFL years, is like 80. Additionally, at some point in his career, Brady mentioned that he wanted to play until he was 45 years old. So, does the football star plan on retiring, or is he open to playing after he turns 45? Brady shared his thoughts during an interview recently.

“Yeah, definitely,” said Brady. “I would definitely consider that. It’s a physical sport, and just the perspective I have on that is you never know when that [final] moment is. Just because it’s a contact sport. There is a lot of training that goes into it. It has to be a 100-percent commitment from myself to do it,” he said.

You can almost hear the other teams’ exasperated groans.

How Much Does Tom Brady Make In Bonuses For Winning A Super Bowl?

You know how, if you perform well enough at work, you get a nice little bonus at your company’s Christmas party at the end of the year? Well, Tom Brady gets those too. But his are like the on-steroids version of your Christmas bonus. According to reports, Brady is one of the highest-paid players in the NFL with a net worth of over $200 million. In fact, just for signing with the Buccaneers for two years, Brady received $50 million. But what about game-winning bonuses?

According to Outkick, if Brady can pull out a victory with the Buccaneers on Sunday, he’ll get an additional $500,000. However, that doesn’t factor in the bonuses he’s already received this year. Brady made $500,000 from making it to the playoffs, another $500,000 from winning a playoff game, and then $1 million for both making it to an NFC Championship Game and proceeding to win.

With those bonuses, we’d put off retiring too, Tom.