FOXBORO, Mass. (CBS Connecticut) – It is usually a difficult time when a superstar athlete decides when to hang it up.

For Tom Brady, the answer to that is clear.

“There’s nowhere I’d rather play, I know that,” Brady told WEEI.  “I love playing for this team and I love representing this team.  Hopefully I can do that for as long as I can.  When I suck, I’ll retire.  I don’t plan on sucking for a long time.  Hopefully that leads me to be in here, and there’s no place I’d rather be. I love this game and I love working hard at it.”

Brady is still the man the Patriots want under center and still one of the best in the game. But the team has got to think about its future.  They used their second-round pick in this year’s NFL draft to select a quarterback.  So when does Bill Belichick think it is in the team’s best interest to play Jimmy Garoppolo over Brady, who is a sure Hall of Famer.

“I’ve had a lot of people over the years tell me the things I couldn’t do, and I think that’s always been great motivation for me to go out there and accomplish things that I think I can do,” Brady added during the interview with the radio station.  “Hopefully it’s to continue to play at a high level for a really long period of time.”

Brady has no intention of calling it quits yet.  He will continue to work hard to make sure he is one of the best in the game.

“I like working hard at it,” Brady said.  “I’m going to try to be the best I can be for as long as I can do that.  Hopefully the team values that.  If they don’t, then I’ll probably have a tough day at some point.  That’s what football’s all about.”


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