Tom Brady has yet to tell Patriots if he’s playing in 2018
Is he in or is he out?
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports quarterback Tom Brady has yet to inform the New England Patriots that will return to play the 2018 season.
Of course, Schefter writes, it’s believed by those who know Brady that he will be back.
“My money would be on him playing football for the foreseeable future, but what goes on away from the football field, I don’t know,” a source told Schefter. “I don’t know.”
Brady will turn 41 in August and sources told ESPN that the five-time Super Bowl champ is looking to spend more time with his family.
He hasn’t shown up for the team’s offseason workouts. However, he also was a no-show for those in 2008, ’09 and ’10.
And then there’s the fact that Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski also hasn’t joined the opening week of workouts.
Schefter points out that Brady has talked about wanting to play until he was 45.
Meanwhile, the Patriots are moving forward without a committment from No. 12. They are reportedly examining their options for next week’s draft and some around the league are thinking they will take a quarterback with one of their two first-round and two second-round picks.
Currently, the Patriots have only one other QB, and that’s Brian Hoyer, who inked a three-year deal last season.