Tom Brady’s future is the hot topic of the offseason, and it doesn’t sound as if he’s in any rush to make a decision.
The New England Patriots quarterback will become a free agent for the first time in his 20-year career when the new league year begins in March. Brady already said it’s “pretty unlikely” he’ll retire, and took to Instagram to say he has “more to prove.”
“The contract things I think a week after the season, I would say these things haven’t even started to pick up,” he told host Jim Gray. “That is not my concern at this point. It has been about decompressing and lessen my mind a little bit and resting my body and spending time with the people who have supported me over the last six months.
“Like I said, I love playing football. I love playing for this organization. I really don’t know what it looks like moving forward and I’m just taking it day-to-day. We’re a week removed from the end of our season. There’s a lot of time to figure things out. I don’t think any player or team is ready to make any commitments at this point. And I’m sure as the offseason progresses those things will take care of themselves.”
It’s probably not what Patriots fans wanted to hear. But only time will tell if New England and Brady come to terms before March or if he will test the market.