With each passing year, more and more people ask the question, “When is Tom Brady going to retire from football?”.

Well, we got a small snippet when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback said back in February that he was stepping away from the game. But, as many expected, Brady returned to the proverbial gridiron a mere 40 days later.

So, now again, people are wondering when he’ll hang it up. And this time, for good.

As it turns out, Brady recently clarified the timeline for the rest of his career. And, no, he won’t be playing until he’s 50 like he infamously said a while back.

“I really don’t (know when I’ll be done playing),” Brady said in an interview with Variety‘s . Ramin Setoodeh via NFL.com. “I would say it’s year to year. Could this be my last year? Absolutely. Could I change my mind? Absolutely. I’ve realized I don’t have five years left. I want to do it my way. I want to give it everything I got and see where I’m at. My body feels really good. I’ve had a lot of traumatic injuries over the years, but if things go really smoothly and we win, that’d be great.”

And if Brady -and the Buccaneers- gets their way, his playing career could very well end after another, currently hypothetical Super Bowl championship in 2022.

“I think that would obviously be the greatest way to end,” Brady said when asked if he un-retired for the chance to win another Super Bowl. “I just have a competitive fire that got the best of me.”

Either way, Brady’s playing days are numbered. It’s just a matter of when he decides to officially walk away.

You can check out Variety‘s full interview with Brady, here.

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