Tom Brady has rubbished reports he has made a call on his retirement from the NFL, saying on his podcast that he is still weighing up his options.
On a new episode of his 'Let's Go' podcast, the seven-time Super Bowl winner said he was still going through the process when it came to making a decision.
"I don't know," he said.
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"I'll know when the time is right. Like I've always said, I'm very blessed to play as long as I have."
Brady was drafted by the New England Patriots in 1999, winning six championships with the team before moving to Tampa Bay at the start of the 2020-21 season.
The Buccaneers won the Super Bowl in their home stadium in Brady's first year at the helm, before bowing out to the Rams in this year's playoffs.
NFL insider Adam Schefter reported that Brady would retire last week, but that was shot down by both the player and his agent, Don Yee.
Schefter later published a statement from Yee saying, "Tom will be the only person to express his plans with complete accuracy".https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/1487524265658306566?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1487524265658306566%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fsports.yahoo.com%2Ftom-brady-breaks-silence-on-retirement-rumors-im-still-going-through-the-process-003825766.html
Brady stopped short of criticising Schefter, saying the reporter has a job to do.
"We're in such an era of information and people want to be in front of the news often and I totally understand that - I understand the environment we're in."
Many think Brady is still capable of playing at the highest level - and his latest campaign reflects that - but there's the old adage that you'd always rather go one season too early, than one season too late.
"There's a lot of interest in when I'm going to stop playing," he said.
"I understand that. When I know, I'll know. When I don't know, I don't know. I'm not going to race to some conclusion about that."
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Title: Tom Brady lifts lid on NFL retirement plans
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Published Date: Tue, 01 Feb 2022 00:54:29 +0000