How long can Tom Brady keep playing? 'Maybe 10 more years,' he says

Nobody loves playing football more than Brady (1:38)

First Take's Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless debate if Patriots QB Tom Brady can play in the NFL for 10 more years. (1:38)

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady participated in a conference call with the New York media on Wednesday, and when the 38-year-old quarterback was asked how much longer he thought he could play in the NFL, he didn't have good news for New York Jets fans.

"I'd like to play a long time," Brady said. "There's a lot that goes into playing well -- I've played with a lot of great teammates. But I want to play for a long time. Maybe 10 more years."

Brady has gone back and forth in recent interviews when asked if he could play until he’s 50, or close to it. In a September conference call with Jacksonville media, Brady said playing 10 more years "might be a little bit of a reach, at this point."

But on Wednesday, he must have been feeling young. After all, he's off to a great start, completing 70.6 percent of his passes and throwing 14 touchdowns and just one interception for the undefeated Patriots, who play host to the Jets (4-1) on Sunday.

"It's not always up to me," he said of playing another decade. "That's what my goals are. So, that's just what I'm hoping. It'll take a lot to achieve that. Obviously, a team has to want you. But, I love playing this sport. I love making the commitment to my teammates and my coaches, and hopefully I can do it for a long time."