Tom Brady hints at playing until he’s 45 with Instagram comment

AP

Tom Brady created headlines Sunday when he conceded retirement is coming “sooner rather than later.” Of course it is. He turns 41 in August.

But for anyone thinking the Patriots quarterback might consider retirement after this year, Brady has news for you.

After ESPN posted Brady’s comments to Oprah Winfrey in an Instagram post, with the caption “Tom Brady says he’s still motivated to keep playing, but he knows he can’t play forever,” Brady responded in the comments section. Brady’s verified account, tombrady, posted: “cuarenta y cinco,” which means 45 in Spanish.

He followed that with three monkey emojis: see no evil; hear no evil; speak no evil.

The future Hall of Famer long has targeted playing until he’s 45, so the end is near, but not too near.

94 responses to “Tom Brady hints at playing until he’s 45 with Instagram comment

  1. This is getting ridiculous. Roethlisberger levels of attention seeking behavior. Just go away

  2. Just call him noodle arm… Pats fans pay no attention to anything but comments…. like teenage girls

  3. But it will be fun next off season when we can RE-READ all the media hoopla about TB12 not being happy & how he hates his coach & how he’s being passive agressive toward the team because he’s not at OTA’s that are voluntary…..THE SKY IS FALLING THE SKY IS FALLING….. yup, more CHICKEN LITTLE BS to come, that’s for sure!!!!

  4. Well that can’t be right, he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. All I’ve been seeing from the much more well informed trolls here at PFT is that Brady is done.
    Keep whistling past the graveyard kids

  5. I wonder if he will have to finish out his days with another team. Just kidding, the Patriots have no plan for the future.

  6. Super bowl champion eagles fan here brady is a freak who showed his greatness against the champs the eagles fly eagles fly

  7. Good to hear. Love him, hate him, you have to admit watching him run that offense is good football.

  8. punkrock21
    Jun 19, 2018, 5:13 PM EDT
    This is getting ridiculous. Roethlisberger levels of attention seeking behavior. Just go away

    First off, we all know he’s not going anywhere so get used to him beating up on your team for a few more years. Secondly, all he did was answer a question during an interview saying “the end is coming sooner rather than later”. Which is obviously common sense given his age. I’m not sure that qualifies as being anywhere close to the drama queen that Roethlisberger is. Big Ben likes to cry about every little nagging injury as if he’s the only guy in the NFL not at 100%. He also told people he was going to retire for no other reason than to make himself relevant again like usual. That guy can’t stop either bitching or talking about himself one way or another. That’s the exact opposite of Brady but I’m sure since you don’t like Brady you probably have no idea what I’m talking about

  9. vikings1234
    Jun 19, 2018, 5:30 PM EDT
    Good to hear. Love him, hate him, you have to admit watching him run that offense is good football.

    Perfect comment. I wish there were more people like you out there that have some common sense. As a Pats fan I never liked Manning but towards the end I realized how much better he made the game and how awesome it was just to watch him play. Especially in 2015. I’ll never understand why people can’t simply appreciate a great player for being great instead of always having to dump on the guy simply because he plays for a team that you don’t root for

  10. 315judman
    Jun 19, 2018, 5:32 PM EDT
    Maybe he’ll jerk people around like Favre did

    Not likely. Favre took it a whole different level that will never be matched by any athlete in the history of sports. He was a lot of fun to watch but at the end it was getting sickening with all the back and forth

  11. Toronto9ers says:
    June 19, 2018 at 5:16 pm
    Thanks Brady, we’re happy with Jimmy G.
    ———————————————————
    Glad to hear that…..cause we’re happier with the GOAT FOR FOUR MOTE YEARS after this one!!!

  12. Brady, Roethlisberger, Rodgers and Kap. Never seen 4 people that constantly need attention can’t wait til they all go away, what a bunch of little girls.

  13. terripet says:
    June 19, 2018 at 5:42 pm
    All done deflator

    —-

    Yup…..Andrew Luck just hasn’t been able to play since the NFL started monitoring the pressure of his footballs. Oh well, he had a good run while it lasted

  14. mammothfan says:
    June 19, 2018 at 5:40 pm
    That kiss with his son though…
    ——————————————-
    LOL….Pats fan here & yeah, that was pretty gross….

  15. flyphillyfly34 says:
    June 19, 2018 at 5:46 pm
    Brady, Roethlisberger, Rodgers and Kap. Never seen 4 people that constantly need attention can’t wait til they all go away, what a bunch of little girls.

    ——–

    It must be a bummer that your team just won the SB and yet people are still talking about the Patriots. You mad ‘bro?

  16. I’m a millennial but I despise most social media users today. Just say what you want to say, I don’t need an illustration or some nuanced,overused cultural terms to try and decipher. And if you ask me, it is a bit thin skinned to feel the need to respond to a story because of how you might think it will be interpreted. Brady has had a great career, first ballot type, but he was right, he will be done sooner rather than later and he ain’t playing until 45.

  17. kissbillsrings says:
    June 19, 2018 at 5:19 pm
    But it will be fun next off season when we can RE-READ all the media hoopla about TB12 not being happy & how he hates his coach & how he’s being passive agressive toward the team because he’s not at OTA’s that are voluntary…..THE SKY IS FALLING THE SKY IS FALLING….. yup, more CHICKEN LITTLE BS to come, that’s for sure!!!

    SO TRUE

    Social media…gives fans a way to go after players and teams…that their teams cannot beat on the field….It…makes them feel better.

    Brady…and the Patriots…have put 17 solid years of hell on rest of NFL…And they are not done….Just ask the fans of Steelers, Texans etc…who annually have super bowl hopes….They do not HOPE in NE, they get it done.

  18. He’s not leaving until the NFL record book is just a picture of him smiling and waving. And I could see him then jumping over to the XFL for a few more years just to make Goodell hyperventilate into a paper bag.

  19. kurdishpats1 says:
    June 19, 2018 at 5:12 pm
    Will Retire with 7 rings.

    ———-

    Lance Armstrong *7 Tour De France
    Barry Bonds *(7)62 home runs
    Tammy Brady *7 SB’s

    All cheaters and liars. See what I did there.

  20. My guess is after this year & they see his level of play over the course of the season, if he plays like usual & sustains no serious injury, a new contract will be coming his way for an additional 2-3 years BEYOND his current one that expires after the 2019 season……
    That will allow him to retire as a life long Patriot & allow the ORGANIZATION to get its future QB in house & trained….
    Wouldn’t it be SWEET if Etling turns out to be that guy!!! I doubt that’s the case here,and with training camp & pre season not too far away I look forward to seeing the kid perform……

  21. riani1985 says:
    June 19, 2018 at 6:16 pm
    Noddle arm will be lucky to play this year!

    #DINK
    #DUNK

    Time for a new gimmick this is lame

  22. ariani1985 says:
    June 19, 2018 at 6:16 pm
    Noddle arm will be lucky to play this year!

    #DINK
    #DUNK

    ——–

    You are tight. With his repaired clavicle little Aaron will never be the same. Look at Tony Romo for exhibit-A. But at least he did win a single SB….same as Trent Dilfer.

  23. With his Guerrero connections, he should be able to play until 45. Unfortunately in the light of Edelman suspension, people will always wonder about Brady.

  24. First six comments were from haters, who were just itching to jump in there. Lol. Can’t live without him, can you? All together now: Wah! Wah! Wah Tom Brady! Wah!
    # Trollish crybabies whose team sux.

  25. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    June 19, 2018 at 6:40 pm
    With his Guerrero connections, he should be able to play until 45. Unfortunately in the light of Edelman suspension, people will always wonder about Brady.

    ————

    People also wonder why a Jets fan pretends to be a Patriots fan on a website. They wonder and hope you are still a kid because if not it is real indictment of the American education system

  26. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    June 19, 2018 at 6:40 pm
    With his Guerrero connections, he should be able to play until 45. Unfortunately in the light of Edelman suspension, people will always wonder about Brady.
    —-

    #fakepatriotsfan

  27. mammothfan says:
    June 19, 2018 at 5:40 pm
    That kiss with his son though……

    This says more about you than it does about Brady. You made genuine love and affection filthy.
    Congratulations.
    Shame on you.

  28. When Tom Brady the GOAT does retire, there will be a lot of people that will have lots of time on their hands, since they spend most of it posting on any article in anyway related to the Pats or Tom .
    Life is about choices , it’s amazing to me that they choose to spend their time posting about the patriots . Very weird!

  29. ariani1985 says:
    June 19, 2018 at 7:06 pm
    Someday brady will grow up to be as good as Rodgers!
    Say your prayers and eat your vitamins captain noodle arm!

    ———–

    With a single SB win Rogers is this decades Trent Dilfer. Maybe if he is lucky and his clavicle holds out he can aspire to match Eli.

  30. pointtwopsiistheissue says:
    June 19, 2018 at 7:05 pm
    When Tom Brady the GOAT does retire, there will be a lot of people that will have lots of time on their hands, since they spend most of it posting on any article in anyway related to the Pats or Tom .
    Life is about choices , it’s amazing to me that they choose to spend their time posting about the patriots . Very weird!

    4 1 Rate This

    ——————-

    The disease has been developed over the past 15 years or so and is coined, “Patsnoia”.

    There are numerous symptoms which include jealousy, anger, paranoia, easily believing comical myths started by liars, etc.

  31. willie jones says:
    June 19, 2018 at 5:29 pm
    Super bowl champion eagles fan here brady is a freak who showed his greatness against the champs the eagles fly eagles fly

    ———————-
    See? This guy gets it. Victory tastes sweeter when you exhalt your opponents than it does when you talk trash on them.

  32. pointtwopsiistheissue says:
    June 19, 2018 at 7:05 pm
    When Tom Brady the GOAT does retire, there will be a lot of people that will have lots of time on their hands, since they spend most of it posting on any article in anyway related to the Pats or Tom .
    Life is about choices , it’s amazing to me that they choose to spend their time posting about the patriots . Very weird!

    ——————-
    Not if the Pats keep on pounding their team. If that happens they will gave p,enty of rage to post.

  33. I guess Goodell just gave him some more reinsurance he won’t get busted for what Edelman or the rest of the patriots have been allowed to use for past a decade.

  34. Flash1287 says:
    June 19, 2018 at 6:31 pm
    riani1985 says:
    June 19, 2018 at 6:16 pm
    Noddle arm will be lucky to play this year!

    #DINK
    #DUNK

    Time for a new gimmick this is lame
    __________
    Says a supporter of a fan base who screams “BANNER” 39 times on every Colts article.
    Lame.

  35. crush22 says:
    June 19, 2018 at 7:37 pm
    Flash1287 says:
    June 19, 2018 at 6:31 pm
    riani1985 says:
    June 19, 2018 at 6:16 pm
    Noddle arm will be lucky to play this year!

    #DINK
    #DUNK

    Time for a new gimmick this is lame
    __________
    Says a supporter of a fan base who screams “BANNER” 39 times on every Colts article.
    Lame.

    ————————
    So now the anti Pats trolls are fighting over how to troll? Say it aint so!

  36. Tortellini genie says:
    June 19, 2018 at 7:56 pm
    crush22 says:
    June 19, 2018 at 7:37 pm
    Flash1287 says:
    June 19, 2018 at 6:31 pm
    riani1985 says:
    June 19, 2018 at 6:16 pm
    Noddle arm will be lucky to play this year!

    #DINK
    #DUNK

    Time for a new gimmick this is lame
    __________
    Says a supporter of a fan base who screams “BANNER” 39 times on every Colts article.
    Lame.

    ————————
    So now the anti Pats trolls are fighting over how to troll? Say it aint so!
    __________
    And you said all of that without using the word ‘banner’.
    Congrats!

  37. April 16, 2021.

    HoF’er Brian Urlacher and Plaxico Burress (lol), Sebastian Janikowski and Chad Pennington were all drafted in Round 1, back on April 15, 2000.

    TB12 was drafted on April 16 (Rd 7) behind Marc Bulger (Rd 6).
    Funny how life works out, huh!

  38. I think if he wins another Super Bowl before then, he’ll hang ’em up and go out on top.

  39. wallabear says:
    June 19, 2018 at 8:07 pm
    April 16, 2021.

    HoF’er Brian Urlacher and Plaxico Burress (lol), Sebastian Janikowski and Chad Pennington were all drafted in Round 1, back on April 15, 2000.

    TB12 was drafted on April 16 (Rd 7) behind Marc Bulger (Rd 6).
    Funny how life works out, huh!

    ——-

    Chad Pennington, now there’s a noodle arm

  40. TB12….
    man, it has been an amaizing 17+ years & I can’t wait to experience the next 5 !!!!
    ALMOST feel bad for the fans of the rest of the NFL….ALMOST!!!!
    Go Brady…. Go Pats!!!

  41. If anyone thinks Tom Brady can’t play a few more years re-watch this year’s Super Bowl. He was spot on passing (not so much receiving). I’d wish he’d retire being an Eagles fan but another SB Eagles & Pats would be great.

  42. When Tom Brady the GOAT does retire, there will be a lot of people that will have lots of time on their hands, since they spend most of it posting on any article in anyway related to the Pats or Tom .
    Life is about choices , it’s amazing to me that they choose to spend their time posting about the patriots . Very weird!

    ************************

    How funny. Read through the comments, most of them are weird fantasies by Pats fans about Brady winning 3 more rings, or playing til he’s 50, or joining the XFL, or breaking all existing records. And on and on.

    There’s an unhealthy obsession here, but not the one you think

  43. aj66shanghai says:
    June 20, 2018 at 1:37 am
    ************************

    How funny. Read through the comments, most of them are weird fantasies by Pats fans about Brady winning 3 more rings, or playing til he’s 50, or joining the XFL, or breaking all existing records. And on and on.

    There’s an unhealthy obsession here, but not the one you think
    ———————————————————————

    I unfortunately read through the comments, and saw none from Pats fans talking about Brady winning 3 more rings, playing till he’s 50, or joining the XFL. Maybe I just missed them, or maybe that is your fantasy. I think I saw one comment from someone who may be a Pats fan writing that Brady would have all the records before he retires. Two things I would point about that comment.

    1. It is entirely possible that Brady will have regular season records for most TD passes, most Yards, etc., before he retires.
    2. Who cares? Certainly not Brady. His goal is to help the Pats win Super Bowls, records be damned.

    But what did I really see as I read? Far too many were immature comments like those I have posted below, that add something well below nothing to the commentary on this site. I apologize for sharing them again…


    terripet says:
    June 19, 2018 at 5:42 pm
    All done deflator
    ——————————–

    donbat67 says:
    June 19, 2018 at 6:13 pm
    TAWMMY TAWMMY TAWMMY TAWMMY TAWMMY TAWMMY TAWMMY !!!!!!!!

    ariani1985 says:
    June 19, 2018 at 6:16 pm
    Noddle arm will be lucky to play this year!

    #DINK
    #DUNK
    ——————————————–

    crush22 says:
    June 19, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    What a drama queen.
    Go back to Oprah, Tammy.

  44. The only unhealthy obsession is thinking Brady hasn’t been to 8 SBs and won 5,we Patriots fans have what you call proof that they can win 2 or 3 more because well they have done so.

  45. kurdishpats1 says:
    June 19, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    Will Retire with 7 rings.

    Let that simmer on your conscience.

    The end is near and the fall from the top dramatic.

    Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

  46. I don’t get the confusion with his comment that the end is coming sooner rather than later…. it’s a very real & logical comment…. he’s 40 & played 17 years…. he wants to play till he’s 45…. that’s 5 more years….that’s 12 years less than 17 he’s already played, so YES, the end is coming sooner than later…..
    The ran Jimm G out of town comment is just foolish media driven dribble…..Due to salary cap, the Pats couldn’t keep them both & STILL field a competative team….THAT IS REALITY….I’m fine having Brady 5 more years & finding his replacement during that time…… the 49ers got a great QB but PAID thru the nose to keep him…. he WILL effect their ability to surround him with a deep talented supporting cast…

  47. I’m sure he would like to get paid until he is 45 and he probably would like to be in the spotlight until he is 45, but desire is not the only factor. He has a lot of passes on his arm. He hasn’t been injured a lot in his career, so how would he bounce back from a serious injury; an injury which will no doubt happen as he slows down over the coming years? Will the Patriots be able to sustain a quality offensive line and receiver corps that will keep the number of hits he takes to a minimum? Brady has enjoyed a lot of success but how much of that success is tied to the coaching genius of Belly and what happens if old Bill retires after this season? I don’t see him playing until he is 45. He is much better communicating that he will take it year by year.

  48. TB12 was drafted on April 16 (Rd 7) behind Marc Bulger (Rd 6).
    Funny how life works out, huh!
    ————–
    Always thought Bulger was as underrated as a QB can get. Was on his way to having a great career until it was derailed by injuries.

  49. And that is exactly why trading JG wasn’t outrageous at all. A no brainer, really.

    The GOAT Tom Brady, winningest QB that the sport has ever seen, 5 time World Champion, 4 time Super Bowl MVP, reigning and 3 time League MVP, ain’t going anywhere and Patriot Hater will just have to like it.

    🙂

  50. ariani1985 says:

    June 19, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    Noddle arm will be lucky to play this year!

    #DINK
    #DUNK

    ===========================================

    Too bad in the last 2 years Brady’s been a top 5 YPA QB and among league leaders in passing yards. Other than that, spot on!

  51. He’s trying to hold the team hostage with words. Sorry Tom, can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube. We know you’re thinking retirement cause you’re already mentally there. Your career is over.

  52. GoodellMustGo says:

    June 20, 2018 at 9:44 am

    And that is exactly why trading JG wasn’t outrageous at all. A no brainer, really.

    The GOAT Tom Brady, winningest QB that the sport has ever seen, 5 time World Champion, 4 time Super Bowl MVP, reigning and 3 time League MVP, ain’t going anywhere and Patriot Hater will just have to like it.

    ===================================

    And Jimmy G now takes up much more cap space than Brady. Makes a lot more sense to keep the cheaper, more durable, more experienced reigning NFL MVP. Easy decision.

  53. Such a media Diva. His own documentary, Oprah, latest Instgram and he talks out of both sides of his mouth each time. This guy is slicker than snake oil. Nobody out side of NE respects or likes him.

  54. The ran Jimm G out of town comment is just foolish media driven dribble…..Due to salary cap, the Pats couldn’t keep them both & STILL field a competative team….THAT IS REALITY….I’m fine having Brady 5 more years & finding his replacement during that time…… the 49ers got a great QB but PAID thru the nose to keep him…. he WILL effect their ability to surround him with a deep talented supporting cast…
    ___________________________________________________________________________
    The Pats have always traded talent a year early than a year late. Smart. BB wanted to trade Brady and keep JG. Brady went crying to Kraft who put the kabosh on any Brady trade thus terminating a possible multi year future with Jimmy G. Not smart.

  55. JG had one job. To step in, play competitively and allow the Patriots to sustain Brady’s absence. Just like Matt Cassell was asked to do, except JG was only asked to do it for 4 games where Cassell was 15+ games.

    And Jimmy couldn’t do it…not even for one and a half games. Cassell did his job. Very strange that Jimmy couldn’t do his.

    #Glassoppolo
    #RightDecisionToTradeHim

  56. By playing, Brady means:
    deflating footballs
    calling illegal plays to confuse the refs
    getting strip sacked in the 4th quarter
    letting teams like the Eagles walk all over him

  57. It might not be up to him. He might defy the odds, and though he takes care of himself, all it takes is one good hit to knock out a throwing shoulder or buckle or knee. Or, he may end like Peyton, throwing wobbly passes and winning a Title despite being so far over the hill he’s barreling towards the flat ground. He was very productive in the super Bowl, but time waits for no man, whether he’s working with Alex Guerrero or not.

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