Tom Brady’s agent is assured that his shopper will return for the 2018 season.
Agent Don Yee informed ESPN that he expects the three-time NFL MVP again on the sphere, despite the fact that Brady has but to publicly make that dedication.
With Brady mum on the subject, questions have been raised if he’s shifting nearer towards retirement. Yee insists, nonetheless, that it is full velocity forward for Brady.
“Tom’s intentions haven’t modified,” Yee mentioned Monday. “He is persistently mentioned he’ll play past this contract and into his mid 40s, or till he feels he is not enjoying at a championship degree. I perceive the fixed hypothesis, however that is one level he is been agency about.”
Yee additionally mentioned that the 40-year-old Brady is coaching day-after-day.
“He customizes his preparation to every season with a view to maximize his efficiency,” Yee mentioned. “His coaching strategies are at all times evolving and getting higher. The yr he missed the primary 4 video games — that month of coaching on his personal was notably environment friendly.”
Brady was named the NFL MVP final season, though the lure of spending extra time with household is there, sources informed ESPN.
A five-time Tremendous Bowl champion, Brady has talked about eager to play till he’s 45. His contract expires after the 2019 season, though Patriots proprietor Robert Kraft downplayed considerations about that ingredient throughout a latest interview with Jeff Howe of The Athletic.
“He’ll be 41 when the season begins,” Kraft mentioned on the time. “Neither aspect has a difficulty with it. If it turns into a difficulty, we’ll cope with it.”
Brady is slated to make $15 million this season with a $22 million salary-cap hit.
On the homefront, Gisele Bundchen insisted that she won’t sack Brady’s NFL profession in a latest interview with the Wall Road Journal. The supermodel spouse mentioned that Brady in the end will make the choice when the time is true to finish his enjoying profession.
Brady threw for a league-best four,577 yards and 32 touchdowns with solely eight interceptions this previous season.
He’s the oldest participant to obtain the NFL MVP award and the fourth to win it three or extra instances (Peyton Manning, 5; Brett Favre and Johnny Unitas, three apiece). Brady was additionally the NFL MVP after the 2007 and 2010 seasons.
With Brady at quarterback, the Patriots have gained the AFC East title a document 15 instances.
The final two quarterbacks the Patriots drafted — Jacoby Brissett (2016, third spherical) and Jimmy Garoppolo (2014, second spherical) — had been traded away final season to the Indianapolis Colts and San Francisco 49ers, respectively.
Brian Hoyer stays the one different quarterback on the roster heading into this week’s draft. He signed a three-year cope with the crew after the commerce deadline final season.