The mystery and speculation over Tom Brady’s eventual plans for retirement have gone to another level this week.
First it was an interview with Oprah Winfrey where he said retirement was coming “sooner, rather than later.” Now, it’s jumped to the comments section of ESPN’s Instagram account.
On Sunday, ESPN posted Brady’s comment on their Instagram page:
Nothing peculiar there — until you get to the comments. Buried way down, you may notice a comment from an account called “tombrady” that says “cuarenta y cinco” — (Spanish for “45”).
— Nick O'Malley (@nickjomalley) June 19, 2018
Brady has commented on the past that he wants to play until his mid-40s. Playing until 45? That would certainly fall in that range.