Immediately after the 20-13 loss in the playoffs, quarterback Tom Brady made sure to keep all his fans spirits up by assuring that it is “probably unlikely,” he would retire. Brady recently released a social media post elaborating on the topic explaining how he isn't done yet and has more to prove. The 42-year-old NFL star is becoming a free agent on March 18. Without a franchise tag from the patriots, Brady can control his next step. Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots for 26 years, states during an interview that he can only "hope and pray..." that Brady chooses to either retire or continue his career with the Patriots. While head coach Bill Belichick states how the organization needs to take a step back and analyze what the team needs, and how Brady from here on will benefit the six-time champions. During Brady's emotional social media post, he included how he is extremely “...grateful and humbled by the unconditional support you have shown me the past two decades. Running out of that tunnel every week is a feeling that is hard to explain. I wish every season ended in a win, but that's not the nature of sports (or life). Nobody plays to lose. But the reward for working hard is just that, the work…” creating a humbling connection with his life-long fans. Could this post indicate Brady saying farewell to all his fans in New England? Is Bradys leave clearer than we think? For an aristocracy like Brady, it is clear that he wouldn't want to retire on a season such as this one, having his last pass being a pick-six. After a difficult and unusual exit early in the playoffs, what does the future hold for the Patriots? What does the future hold for Tom Brady? He makes sure to include the appreciation for his past years with the Patriots, "I have been blessed to find a career I love, teammates who go to battle with me, an organization that believes in me, and fans who have been behind us every step of the way."
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