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New England Patriots star Tom Brady discusses retirement plans

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The New England Patriots have been one of the luckiest teams in the National Football League in the last decade.

The Pats have been settled at the quarterback position and had no reason to worry about the man under center for pretty much the past thirteen years with Tom Brady playing above the 199th pick that he was and becoming one of the best quarterbacks in the history of football.

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Well unfortunately for the Patriots, Brady is now 37 years old and could be nearing retirement. Well, not if Brady has his way that is...

When I Suck

Speaking with earlier today, Brady was talking about the loss of offensive lineman Logan Mankins - who was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week - Brady mentioned that, “There is nowhere I’d rather play” like he normally does.

While some fans may be discussing how long Brady can possibly have in the game, the quarterback himself doesn’t feel the need to be too concerned about his immediate future. 

"Hopefully I can (play for the Patriots) for as long as I can. When I suck, I’ll retire. I don’t plan on sucking for a long time," he said about his future plans.

Years in the Tank

Brady could potentially carry on playing until he reaches 40-years old. If he can keep having a solid offensive line in front of him that limits the amount of hits he takes then, if his arm and back are fine, he has no reason to leave medically speaking.

In his career, Brady missed one season in 2008 after injuring his ACL and MCL ligaments. The Patriots still finished 11-5. Brady returned the following season and won NFL Comeback Player of the Year award.

Father Time will eventually catch up with Tom Brady, it just might take longer than the average NFL QB.

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