Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady may still be playing like he's in his prime, but Father Time isn't far off. Brady has expressed a desire to play football into his mid-40s, and that time has nearly come. Brady is well aware the end is coming soon, and he's a little "fearful" about what that will bring.
Brady made those comments while appearing on the Hodinkee radio podcast. Hodinkee is a watch company in which Brady has invested.
When asked about what's next for the seven-time Super Bowl winner after football is done, Brady said he's unsure, according to the New York Post.
"I think there’s a lot of time and energy still focused on being a great quarterback, that when that’s done, although I’m a little fearful of it ending, I am open to the belief that there will be a lot of opportunities for me to do things that I haven’t had a chance to do that I really think I can help a lot of people."
Later in the podcast, Brady went into more detail on that, saying it's tough to go from having 75,000 people watching you at a game to whatever comes after football. He added that he talked to Michael Strahan about that, and Strahan told Brady he will always miss playing football.
Brady isn't ready to hang up his cleats just yet. He said he still feels like there's more to his career with the Buccaneers. He wants to see that through.
Tom Brady is healthy going into Year 2 with Bucs
Brady expressed excitement over his second season with the Bucs now that he's healthy. Brady said he underwent a fairly serious knee surgery during the offseason, and has spent weeks rehabbing. Brady said he had to focus more on making sure his knee stayed healthy last season, and that took away from other parts of his game.
Despite that injury, Brady still led the Buccaneers to a Super Bowl title. While Brady's age — he'll be 44 in August — might be a reason for concern, the fact that he'll be healthy provides hope he might actually be better despite being a year older.
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