Tom Brady intends to be playing for the next matchup with Aaron Rodgers in 2022

"What else would you rather do than run out in front of 70,000 people and throw a football?"

Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers
Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers after the Patriots-Packers game. –AP Photo/Charles Krupa

Part of the reason for the pregame hype around the Tom Brady-Aaron Rodgers matchup in Sunday night’s Patriots-Packers game was the age of the two quarterbacks. Brady, 41, and Rodgers, 34, aren’t expected to meet again, unless it’s at the Super Bowl.

NFL opponents from opposite conferences and in different regions only meet once every four seasons, meaning the next Patriots-Packers game will take place in 2022.

Brady will be 45 by then, but as he indicated to NBC’s Peter King, another game of GOATs might not be as unlikely as many think.

According to King in his weekly “Football Morning in America” column, Brady “told me after the game he fully intends to be around for the 2022 Brady-Rodgers match.”


King got Brady to elaborate on his longterm football plans.

“I’d like to go till I’m 45,” Brady told King. “I know I said that [a] hundred times, and no one believes me. But I mean, I feel good. I could go play another game tomorrow. I know what to do. It’s fun. What else would you rather do than run out in front of 70,000 people and throw a football?”

Brady has indeed stated that he intends to play until age 45, though the offseason was filled with speculation about his retirement happening “sooner rather than later.”

It appears that talk has rescinded as the Patriots improved to 7-2 with the win over Green Bay.


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