Before Sunday night’s long-awaited showdown between the Patriots and Buccaneers, Tom Brady said he was not looking back on his New England days on his return to Foxborough.
Of course, once he defeated his old team 19-17, the 44-year-old quarterback admitted that his return to New England was very emotional, and then he could return there one day.
“It’s been a great stadium for me for a long time,” Brady told reporters after the game via CBS Sports. “I don’t know what the future holds. Obviously it could be an opportunity to come back here. We’ll see. I feel like I’ll always be a part of this community. I’ll be here for a bit when all is said and done.”
Given Brady’s age, he’s more likely talking about retiring in New England than playing there again. However, it wouldn’t be so strange if he decided to sign a one-day deal with his old team so that he could retire as a Patriot, especially since team owner Robert Kraft has already expressed his desire for Brady to do so.
“When I retire, I’m sure there will be plenty of time for … you know, I have a lot of friends here and it’s a great place,” Brady said. “My children were born on Beacon Street in the city. It has been an amazing place for me, it still is.”
However, Pats fans eagerly awaiting Brady’s return will have to keep waiting. Despite all his recent memories, the aging quarterback maintains that he will not be retiring from the game anytime soon.
“I still have some time left with the Bucs,” he said at the end of Sunday’s big game.