Patriots' Tom Brady has not committed to playing in 2018

Tom Brady 'yet to commit' to playing 2018 season with New England Patriots (report)

National Football League quarterback Tom Brady has yet to commit to playing the 2018 season with the New England Patriots, according to reports.

'I believe he's going to be there, ' a source close to Brady told ESPN.

It leaves the Brady succession plan virtually non-existent, suggesting that despite the legendary playmaker's absence, the Patriots are not ready to wave him goodbye.

Brady, who turns 41 in August, was not present at the start of the offseason programme on Monday. This is somewhat surprising to hear, as it was widely expected that Brady will be playing for the Patriots in 2018, as the team made a decision to trade his potential successor in Jimmy Garoppolo during the season.

"We think he's going to play", Schefter said. If there was a year where they might strike and grab Brady's replacement, this could be it. "Time" and sprinkle on Schefter's report, and it all caused a minor stir in regards to the quarterback's future.




Gray: You said before the game you would definitely be back to play football next year.

"But I do believe he will be playing". The strained relationship between Guerrero and Belichick seems to be part of the problem, but it'll be shocking if that's actually enough to make Brady consider retirement. The five-time Super Bowl champion and three-time NFL MVP has talked about wanting to play until he is 45, and the Patriots believed in him so much that they traded quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to the San Francisco 49ers last October.

Gronk's trade value isn't almost as high, but if Brady was sent packing it would make sense at that point for there to be a clean break.

Either way, the Patriots are expected to draft Brady's eventual (or immediate) successor in next week's draft.

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