Tom Brady Answers Question About Retirement Rumors After Loss To Rams

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Tom Brady may have played the final game of his career on Sunday.

Before the Rams-Bucs divisional playoff game, ESPN reported that the Bucs organization was uncertain about Brady’s future.

Sources with the Bucs and close to Brady all recognize the star quarterback remains noncommittal to playing beyond this season. Although Brady could decide to play again — he has talked about playing until he was 45, and even beyond — it is far from a given, sources told ESPN.

Brady’s departure is a topic that quietly has come up within the Tampa Bay organization for weeks now, and there has been internal uncertainty about what the future holds for the seven-time Super Bowl champion and all-time NFL passing leader.

Brady, 44, plans to take time after the season ends — a month or longer — to assess how he feels physically and mentally while also gauging his family’s desires, sources told ESPN.

Sources told ESPN that Brady is happy in Tampa, while team sources added that the Bucs are similarly content. Tampa Bay’s coaches and executives are unanimous in their desire to keep moving forward with Brady beyond this season, something they plan to convey to him when the season is over.

After the Bucs loss to the Rams on Sunday afternoon, Brady was asked about the retirement rumors and responded by saying that he hadn’t put much thought about his future as of yet.

Brady’s TB12 Twitter account went on to post a cryptic tweet about the future, which raised eyebrows.