Shannon Sharpe Predicts How Much Longer Tom Brady Will Play For Patriots

It's no surprise in a season where Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is set to reach 5,000 passing yards that his skill players are doing a great job hauling in the football.

"I absolutely believe I will (come back next season)", Brady said during an appearance on Westwood One Sports, according to Mike Reiss of ESPN.

"I think you're just being a competitor", Hogan said per Phil Perry of NBC Boston. I know I've talked about it for a long time: "I have goals to not only play next year, but beyond that", Brady said. I'm going to try to do it as best I possibly can. I wake up every day excited to go to work. fulfilled.

Championship level is definitely not how you would describe his recent performances, especially in recent weeks. In Week 16's comeback win over the Giants, he threw for 357 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Led by a dominant running game this past weekend, the Patriots beat the Bills by a final score of 24-12. New England can clinch a first-round bye in the playoffs should it defeat the visiting New York Jets (4-11) on Sunday (1 p.m. ET).

"I've been able to be in a career for 19 years that I love".

ReutersTom Brady is thinking of playing even beyond 2019. But now, the 41-year-old is in the midst of an up-and-down campaign. On Wednesday, Brady discussed his anticipation of playing well beyond the 2018 season. But Father Time is undefeated and the New England Patriots should be aware of that as their franchise quarterback continues playing into his 40s.

Earlier this month, Gisele Bundchen once again talked about how she hasn't been able to persuade husband Tom Brady to retire from the National Football League, telling Ellen DeGeneres that "I haven't been very successful" at getting him to step down.

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