Tom Brady ‘fully intends’ to be playing in 2022

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The next time Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers meet up with Tom Brady’s New England Patriots in the regular season will be during the 2022 campaign. They played this past Sunday night with Brady and Co. coming out on top, 31-17.

If we expected this to be the final meeting between the two future Hall of Famers outside of a potential Super Bowl matchup, we can now put that to rest.

Following his team’s sixth consecutive victory, Brady indicated that he fully intends to be playing when the two next meet up in 2022. At the very least, that’s what Brady told Peter King of NBC Sports after the game.

Brady should just apologize in advance to fans in the other 30 or so NFL cities. He’s not going away any time soon. He won’t be riding off to the sunset on that white horse with Gisele in hand.

Some might conclude that Brady will be washed once the 2022 season comes calling. After all, he’ll be a cool 47 years old. That thought process is all sorts of cute.

Even at 41, Brady has his Patriots in the midst of a six-game winning streak and as one of the top teams in the NFL. He’s completing 67 percent of his passes for 2,494 yards with 17 touchdowns and seven interceptions in nine games.