FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady told New York reporters last week that he hopes to play another 10 years, and the topic came up Monday during his weekly interview on sports radio WEEI.
Asked if he really plans to play another 10 years, Brady responded, "I hope so. There's a lot of things that can happen in football."
Then asked by host Kirk Minihane if he wants to play in 10 years, Brady responded, "What else am I going to do?"
Brady then explained why he feels that way.
"There's nothing like playing football," Brady said. "It's a big challenge and a big commitment to make. I think that's something I'm excited about. There's nothing I love to do [more] than running out and playing football. Just because someone says, 'You should stop playing at this age, or this age, because that's what people have done before you,' I don't really buy that.
"I kind of want to make my own decisions. If the game's not fun any more, which I highly doubt it because it's fun for my parents and they're in their 70s, and it's fun for me, and it's fun for my kids, and it's just something I love to do."
Jets linebacker David Harris, for his part, isn't counting out the possibility.
“Age doesn’t have anything to do with it. He doesn’t take a lot of hits," Harris said after Sunday's 30-23 Patriots victory over the Jets. "It’s pretty accurate when he says he could play another 10 years. He probably could.”