BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Tom Brady has won five championships. Seven, it seems, may be enough for him.
“Two more Super Bowls,” he told his wife Gisele Bundchen before the 2017 season began in a scene from the latest episode of the Facebook docu-series “Tom vs. Time” that debuts on Sunday. “Two more.”
And by the time most people watch the show that could be down to one. Brady, 40, is guiding the Patriots against the Eagles in Super Bowl LII on Sunday, meaning that 2018 could possibly be his final season in the NFL.
But don’t panic, New England. And don’t celebrate too soon, rest of the league.
According to USA Today, which saw an advanced screening of the episode, Bundchen has no intention of holding Brady to that arrangement.
“He can have as many Super Bowls as he likes,” he says.
She also recalls in an earlier scene that in 2006 Brady told her he would play only 10 more seasons. That potential finish line has come and gone and Brady is still playing at an MVP level.
The quarterback, who seems to enjoy setting end dates and then ignoring them, has said in the past that he’d like to play until he is 45.
“Your first love’s your first love,’’ Brady says of football as the episode came to a close. “And I want to keep doing it because I think I can… When the day comes when I feel like I can’t do it anymore, whether even physically, which I doubt, or more mentally that I won’t be able to, you know, give what I need to to the other parts of my life, I’ll say it’s enough. But it’s not going to be for a while, though.”