David Ortiz doesn’t think Tom Brady should retire anytime soon

“I would be like, ‘Shut the hell up. You have many years to go still.'"

David Ortiz believes Tom Brady shouldn't stop playing anytime soon.
David Ortiz believes Tom Brady shouldn't stop playing anytime soon. –Elise Amendola / AP Photo

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Retired Red Sox slugger David Ortiz said Patriots quarterback Tom Brady hasn’t asked him for retirement advice, but if he ever does, Ortiz knows what he would say.

“I would be like, ‘Shut the hell up. You have many years to go still,’” Ortiz told WEEI’s Lou Merloni and Greg Dickerson Saturday during the Red Sox’s Winter Weekend.

Ortiz said he sees no visible decline in Brady’s physical well-being, so he believes the five-time Super Bowl champ should keep chasing more rings well into his 40s.

“I would be like, ‘Bro, don’t go anywhere, because you have no pain,’” Ortiz said. “Let’s keep one thing in mind. This guy takes care of himself better than anybody I have ever seen. The way this guy eats, the way he gets prepared, the way he physically takes care of himself.”

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Ortiz also, unsurprisingly, predicted the Patriots will win the Super Bowl.