Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reportedly hasn't committed to playing the 2018 season.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has not committed to playing this upcoming season, as people around him are speculating if he will suit up for his 19th season, reports ESPN.com's Adam Schefter.
Because Brady has yet to comment about his playing future, some believe that the three-time MVP might retire. Career backup Brian Hoyer is the only other quarterback on the roster heading into next week's draft.
According to the report, a source told Schefter that he would bet Brady would be "playing football for the foreseeable future," but admitted they didn't know if Brady would quit playing.
Brady turns 41 in August, but his 2017 season was one of the best of his career.
Brady completed 66% of his passes for a league–leading 4,577 yards and 32 touchdowns, helping the Patriots reach the Super Bowl for the second straight season.
The five-time Super Bowl champion has previously said he would like to play into his mid-40s.
Despite the speculation on his return, Brady is continuing his regular workout and diet plan.
A pair of Tom Brady's teammates tell me they've spoken to the QB this offseason, including discussions about the upcoming season, and he's never indicated he wasn't playing/retiring. Also, Brady continued his normal workout regimen/diet to this point, even while in Qatar.— Michael Giardi (@MikeGiardi) April 18, 2018
Brady has also made plans with some his teammates to do a passing camp between the end of the Patriots's offseason program and the start of training camp, according to NBC Sports.
Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports Brady is interested in restructuring his contract before the 2018 season, but "it's not a pressing issue." Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports Brady will play next season, adding that the quarterback himself, those around him and the Patriots are all moving forward "with the very strict and stern belief" the three-time MVP will take the field for New England in 2018.