45? Tom Brady hints on Instagram he may retire at that age


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Using social media to playfully address speculation of when he might retire — a topic he had broached in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired on Sunday — New England quarterback Tom Brady responded to an ESPN Instagram post Sunday by writing “Cuarenta y Cinco”.

That’s 45 — in Spanish.

Attached to the comment from Brady’s verified Instagram account were three monkey emojis, which according to Unicode is the See-No-Evil monkey and part of the proverb, “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.” Emojipedia.org also notes that it is “sometimes used as a playful ‘I didn’t want to say that’ expression”, or to express “my lips are sealed/I won’t say anything.”

Brady’s comment matches what he told ESPN Senior Writer Ian O’Connor in May, when he said, “I always said my mid-40s, and naturally that means around 45. If I get there and I still feel like I do today. I don’t see why I wouldn’t want to continue.”

In his interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired Sunday, Brady acknowledged there could be something else that is a significant part of his decision-making process: His three children.

“As long as I’m still loving it. As long as I’m loving the training and preparation and willing to make the commitment. But it’s also; I think what I’ve alluded to a lot in the [Tom vs. Time] docuseries was there’s other things happening in my life too. I do have kids that I love, and I don’t want to be a dad that’s not there driving my kids to their games,” Brady said in the interview.

Source : ESPN