Tom Brady on Not Retiring: Football Brings a Lot of Joy to My Life — It’s Hard to Give It Up

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady sat down with “Good Morning America” host and former New York Giant Michael Strahan to discuss still playing football at the age of 40 and retirement.

Brady said that family would play a big role in the decision to end his career, but he admitted the sport still brings him “a lot of joy.”

“You can’t make decisions necessarily just for yourself, and I think that’s one thing I’ve learned as I’ve gotten older: There’s collateral effects to every decision that I make,” Brady told Strahan.

“I love the sport, I love the competition, I love my teammates, I love working with people that I love to work with,” he stated. “So that part is really hard to give up, especially when I feel like I can do it, and I look around the league and see these other quarterbacks and I’m thinking, ‘Man, I can do what they do.’ I want to continue to do it the best I can because it brings a lot of joy to my life.”

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