FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (WIVB) — Tom Brady isn’t hanging up his cleats any time soon.
The New England Patriots quarterback announced on Instagram, at age 42, that he plans to continue playing football, concluding the post with “I know I still have more to prove.”
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I just wanted to say to all of our fans, THANK YOU! After a few days of reflection, I am so grateful and humbled by the unconditional support you have shown me the past two decades. Running out of that tunnel every week is a feeling that is hard to explain. I wish every season ended in a win, but that’s not the nature of sports (or life). Nobody plays to lose. But the reward for working hard is just that, the work!! I have been blessed to find a career I love, teammates who go to battle with me, an organization that believes in me, and fans who have been behind us every step of the way. Every one of us that works at Gillette Stadium strived to do their best, spent themselves at a worthy cause, and prepared to fail while daring greatly (h/t Teddy Roosevelt). And for that, we’ve been rewarded with something that the scoreboard won’t show – the satisfaction of knowing we gave everything to each other in pursuit of a common goal. That is what TEAM is all about. In both life and football, failure is inevitable. You dont always win. You can, however, learn from that failure, pick yourself up with great enthusiasm, and place yourself in the arena again. And that’s right where you will find me. Because I know I still have more to prove.
Both times when the Patriots faced the Buffalo Bills in 2019, our home team lost.
In fact, Brady is 32-3 against the Bills, the most wins ever by a quarterback against a single team in NFL history.
That includes 70 touchdowns and 11 300-yard games.
Although Brady has spent the entirety of his two-decade career with the Patriots, it is still not clear if he’ll be with the team next season.