Tom Brady makes it clear he’s playing in 2018

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The rumors that Tom Brady might be retiring after Super Bowl LII are just that. On Sunday, speaking with Jim Gray of Westwood One, Brady made it clear he’s coming back to play in 2018, win or lose.

“Yeah, you’re gonna see me playing football next year,” Brady said, via NFL.com. “I don’t envision not playing. You’re at the end of the race but you’ve got your biggest mountain to climb right at the end. Hopefully all the lessons we’ve learned have allowed us to be at our very best for this moment and that’s what it’s going to take and that’s what we’re prepared for and that’s what I go out and expect our team to do.”

It was always hard to take any retirement talk seriously to begin with. After all, Brady has said more than once that he wants to play into his mid-40s, and he also wants to win at least two more Super Bowls before he retires.

Given his dedication to personal health — seriously, his diet is insane — and his love of the game, if anyone can do it, it’s Brady.