Tom Brady: New England Patriots quarterback ‘fairly unlikely’ to retire regardless of defeat

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Tom Brady’s final move for the New England Patriots loss was intercepted for a landing

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says it’s “pretty unlikely” he’ll retire within the low season after the Tennessee Titans knocked his facet out of the NFL play-offs.

The Titans beat the Patriots, the defending champions, 20-13 within the AFC wildcard recreation at Foxborough.

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Brady, 42, is ready to turn out to be a free agent for the primary time in his profession.

“I don’t know what’s going to happen. No-one needs to make choices at this point,” he stated on Sunday.

Brady has solely performed for the Patriots in his record-breaking 20-year NFL profession.

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He has gained a document six Tremendous Bowls, together with three of the final 5, and is extensively considered the best quarterback of all time.

“I love playing football. I’ve loved playing for this team for two decades and winning a lot of games,” Brady added.

“I don’t know what it looks like moving forward, so we’ll just take it day by day.”

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Brady’s final move in what might be his closing recreation for the Patriots was intercepted for a landing.

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When requested if Brady may return subsequent season, head coach Invoice Belichick stated: “We just finished the game, so we’re focused on this game right now.”

There was hypothesis Brady would retire when the Patriots misplaced their closing recreation of the common season, forcing them to play within the wildcard spherical of the play-offs for the primary time in 10 years.

After taking part in faculty soccer at Michigan, Brady was the 199th choose within the 2000 draft however, below the tutelage of Belichick, he led the Patriots to probably the most profitable period within the franchise’s historical past.

The pair have gained extra Tremendous Bowls, common season and postseason video games than every other quarterback-head coach mixture in NFL historical past.

Brady gained every of his first three Tremendous Bowls (2002, 2004, 2005) and was the championship recreation’s Most Priceless Participant (MVP) 4 occasions, making a complete of 9 Tremendous Bowl appearances – each NFL data.

He was named because the league’s MVP in 2007, 2010 and 2017, and is second on the all-time checklist for landing passes and passing yards behind present New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.

After the Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams final 12 months, Brady has gained extra Tremendous Bowls than every other participant and final month was one in all solely three present gamers named within the NFL 100 All-Time Group