New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Tuesday that he hopes to play for the Patriots for as long as possible.
"I love playing for this team and I love representing this team," Brady told WEEI on Tuesday morning. "Hopefully I can do that for as long as I can. When I suck, I’ll retire. I don’t plan on sucking for a long time."
The Patriots drafted Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo with the No. 62 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Brady has played in all 16 regular season games for the Patriots in 11 of the last 12 seasons. In 2008, Brady missed the season after injuring his knee in the team's first game.
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"I like working hard at it," Brady said. "I’m going to try to be the best I can be for as long as I can do that. Hopefully the team values that. If they don’t, then I’ll probably have a tough day at some point. That’s what football’s all about."
Brady completed 60.5 percent of his passes, threw for 4,343 and 25 touchdowns during the 2013-14 regular season.
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