By Max Harper
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports “it is possible” Tom Brady retires at the conclusion of the 2021-22 season.
“According to a source close to Brady, the public chatter about Brady’s potential retirement at age 44 is, at least, an issue to be concerned about and paid attention to,” were the words of Rapoport’s report.
“And no one has swatted it down.”
Rapsheet’s article comes the same week that some of Brady’s former teammates have actually begun to float the possibility this could be the end.
Coach Bruce Arians has said he would be “shocked” if Brady hangs it up, though OC Byron Leftwich was more circumspect.
PFT’s Mike Florio reports that Brady’s wife, Gisele Bundchen, has “wanted him to stop playing since Super Bowl LI.”
That was in 2017. It goes without saying that Brady is still playing at the highest level, but that he has also proven everything there is to prove. We suppose he might actually walk away, but Brady still ultimately seems like someone who will have to be dragged off the field.