Tom Brady Doesn’t Plan On Coaching After Patriots Career Is Over


Tom Brady is one of the greatest football players in NFL history. He doesn’t plan on finding out whether he’d enjoy similar success as a coach.

The New England Patriots quarterback rarely discusses his plans for retirement, but he was unwavering Wednesday when asked if he’s ever considered taking up coaching once his playing days are over.

“Coaching wouldn’t be for me,” Brady said in a conference call with Buffalo media members. “No, certainly not. I like playing. I wouldn’t be a good coach. I don’t have the patience to be a coach.”

Though he’ll turn 40 in August, Brady certainly doesn’t look like guy whose best days are behind him. He’s been fantastic since returning from his four-game Deflategate suspension three weeks ago, leading the NFL in completion percentage, passer rating and yards per attempt while guiding the Patriots to three consecutive wins.

“I think there is a lot of football remaining (this season), and it?s good to have everybody feeling as good as possible,” Brady said. “I feel good. I felt good at this time last year though, too. From one year to the next, I?d say I?ve become pretty efficient with how I get ready to play.

“I always wish I could be out there playing. I?d much rather be playing than not playing, but it is what it is. I feel good at this point. But like I said, I felt good last year, I felt good the year before that, and I think every year at this time of year just based on the right routine and kind of doing the right things to get yourself feeling good.”

Thumbnail photo via Scott R. Galvin/USA TODAY Sports Images

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