"As recently as two-three days ago, he assured me he's willing to play six, seven more years," Kraft told reporters.
After his performance in Super Bowl LI, it is clear Brady is still elite and hasn't shown any signs of slowing down. If anything, he's gotten better. In the last few seasons, Brady has gotten better at moving in and out of the pocket, which allows him to avoid contact and make throws on the run. That may be a big reason he can extend his career into his 40's.
What's more, Brady and the Patriots had reportedly expressed mutual interest in a contract extension earlier in the offseason.
With all this in mind, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross doesn't seem concerned. When asked about Brady's plans, Ross didn't have much to say.
“Good luck,” Ross answered late Monday at the NFL’s annual meeting. “I love Tom Brady. He’s a Michigan guy. It’s OK. I don’t worry about them. We have to worry about my team.”
Despite missing four games due to his Deflategate suspension, Brady had one of the best seasons of his career. He threw for 28 touchdowns and two interceptions while posting the best touchdown-to-interception of his career.