Don't expect to see Tom Brady on an NFL sideline after his playing career is done. The 42-year-old New England Patriots quarterback said after practice on Thursday, "Oh, hell no, I'm never coaching. Playing is enough for me."
The question from reporters came in the wake of the Patriots practicing this week against the Tennessee Titans. Mike Vrabel, the Titans' 44-year-old head coach, is a former Brady teammate who was part of three Super Bowl championship teams as a linebacker for the Patriots. Brady is heading into his 20th season, all with New England, fresh off capturing his sixth Super Bowl championship. Last week, he agreed to a two-year, $70 million contract extension that would allow him to become a free agent after the 2019 season.
A three-time league MVP, Brady has been selected to 14 Pro Bowls. Since taking over the starting job in 2001, he has started every game with two exceptions: missing the last 15 games in 2008 due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament, and getting suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season for allegedly scheming to deflate footballs.
The Patriots open the season Sept. 8 against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Foxborough, Mass.
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