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After putting together an MVP-caliber season and orchestrating the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady isn’t looking to slow down any time soon.
Reports have surfaced that Brady and the Patriots are in the early stages of contract extension talks, per Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald.
Tom Brady and the Patriots have expressed mutual interest in a new contract, per source. Very early talks. Nothing imminent.— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) February 16, 2017
The 39-year-old’s current contract is through the 2019 season. It contains cap hits of $14 million in 2017 and $22 million for the next two seasons after that.
Brady has mentioned multiple times that he would like to play until his mid-40s, which is definitely a possibility due to his strict diet and incredible work ethic. Football is a way of life for the QB, and he went more in depth in an interview with Peter King of MMQB.com on Sunday.
“I’d like to play until my mid-40s,” Brady said, “Then I’ll make a decision. If I’m still feeling like I’m feeling today, who knows? Now, those things can always change. You do need long-term goals too. I know next year is not going to be my last year.”
“Football to me is more than just a sport. It has become my life. Every choice that I make – what I have for breakfast, how I work out, all of those things. I love the game. I love playing.”
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