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Tom Brady on Retirement: 'Why Does Everyone Want Me to Retire So Bad?'

Tom Brady on Retirement: 'Why Does Everyone Want Me to Retire So Bad?'

Tom Brady at news conference on Wednesday in Minneapolis. (Mark Humphrey/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 01 February 2018 07:30 AM

Tom Brady is scoffing at retirement talk. "Why does everyone want me to retire so bad?" the 40-year-old quarterback asks as he’s trying to win a record sixth Super Bowl title.

Brady's New England Patriots are preparing to play the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The game is a rematch from Super Bowl XXXIX in 2005 which the Patriots won 24-21.

While Terrell Owens and Donovan McNabb, the stars on that Eagles team, have long left the NFL stage, Brady remains. The quarterback won his first Super Bowl in 2002.

"Why does everyone want me to retire so bad? I don't get it," Brady asked at a news conderence on Wednesday in Minneapolis, WCVB-TV reported. "I'm having fun. The team is doing good. I know I'm a little bit older than most of the other guys, but I'm really enjoying it."

Jonathan Kraft, son of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, told the NFL Network that Brady will call his own signal when it's time to leave the field.

"I think Tom Brady's earned the right to have that be a decision he makes when he wants to make it," Kraft said.

Brady said this week that his thoughts are on beating the Eagles and not beating Father Time, per the NFL Network.

"This has been obviously a dream come true many times over," Brady said about the Super Bowl and his career. "It takes a lot of hard work to get here, and I think our team is working hard ... We're playing against a great football team. So I'm not thinking about retirement. I'm thinking about the Super Bowl and trying to win the most important game of the year."

Brady enters the game with more Super Bowl rings, five, than any other quarterback in the history of the NFL and ties former San Francisco 49er and Dallas Cowboy Charles Haley with the most of any player, according to the Huffington Post.

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