Tom Brady says 'zero chance' he'll retire after Super Bowl
Watch the Pats against the Rams in Super Bowl LIII, live on Sky Sports from 10pm on Sunday
By Shona Duthie
Last Updated: 28/01/19 12:43pm
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says there is no chance of him retiring after Super Bowl LIII.
It had been suggested the 41-year-old may bring an end to his glittering career after Sunday's showpiece against the LA Rams, live on Sky Sports, but Brady has put an end to any speculation.
Asked if there was any chance he would retire after the game in Atlanta, the quarterback replied "zero".
"I've said that for a long time, I feel like I'm asked that a lot, and I feel like I repeat the same answer but no one believes me," Brady told ESPN.
If the Pats beat the Rams come Sunday, Brady will become the first player in NFL history to win six Super Bowl rings.
At present, he is currently tied on five with Hall of Fame pass rusher Charles Haley.
He added: "I've set a goal for myself at 45. Like I've said before, it's very hard to make it that far.
"I know how hard it was this year and the commitment it takes, and hopefully I've learned from some of the things that happened this year to be better next year. But every year is tough."
During the 2018 season, Brady threw 29 touchdowns and had 11 interceptions. His passer rating, 97.7, was his lowest since 2014.
Despite this, he felt encouraged by his performance but admitted he would have to be able to listen to his own indicators and body before deciding on when to finish his career which began in 2000.
"I'm gonna know when the time is right," Brady added. "I'm gonna feel like, 'OK, I've had enough'. I don't quite feel like that yet.
"I feel like I've still made a lot of improvements, and I still feel like I can continue to do it at a championship level. And I think that's where I was at before, and that's still where I'm at now."
Watch Super Bowl LIII between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams live on Sky Sports USA (channel 407) from 10pm on Sunday.