Tom Brady’s career is in jeopardy as he faces a potential five-year contract extension with the New England Patriots.
The veteran quarterback, whose career was marred by injury and his retirement in 2016, is hoping to sign a five- or six-year extension before his contract expires at the end of the 2017 season.
“I think it’s going to be a good year,” Brady said in an interview with The Associated Press in which he also revealed that he plans to donate the proceeds of his jersey sales to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
“This is what I’ve been doing my whole life.
It’s what I want to do, and I’m not going to let anybody take that away from me.”
Brady, who turns 40 next month, has been in the spotlight since the 2016 AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts, when he was forced to retire from the game after suffering a dislocated knee and dislocated wrist.
“To be honest, I’ve had a few things happen to me over the years that I’ve learned from,” Brady told AP.
“I’ve been through a lot in my life, but I’ve also had a lot of things happen that I haven’t had to deal with and dealt with pretty well.”
He revealed that one of those was his injury.
“When I went down with my knee, I got a dislocation of the wrist.
I was sitting in the locker room and I went through a concussion.
That happened, and that’s pretty much all it is,” Brady recalled.”
My wrist wasn’t broken.
It was a concussion, and when I came back out, I was playing.
That’s the thing that keeps me going.”
Bradley is the NFL’s all-time leader in touchdown passes, completions, touchdown passes and passing yards and ranks second all- time behind Tom Brady in total touchdowns, passing yards, complets, touchdowns and passing touchdowns.
He won two Super Bowls with the Patriots, including Super Bowl LI against the Atlanta Falcons in 2016.
The AP’s Steve Bock was the first to report the extension news.