Will Tom Brady play to 47? Patriots QB reacts to Alex Guerrero's comments

Darren Hartwell
NBC Sports Boston

It's your move, Tom Brady.

Brady's business partner and personal trainer, Alex Guerrero, put a new "expiration date" on the New England Patriots quarterback Thursday, admitting that Brady recently told him he feels he can play until age 46 or 47 instead of just 45.

Westwood One's Jim Gray asked Brady about Guerrero's remarks Thursday night, and if he does, in fact, plan on playing past age 45.

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"I'm feeling pretty great," Brady told Gray. "I have the support of Alex and we have a great relationship and we work together a lot. He keeps me feeling good. It's actually amazing what he's able to do and accomplish, the two of us together.

"I am going to keep playing as long as I can. We'll see how long it goes. Easier said than done."

That's a more generic answer than Brady gave Wednesday, when the 42-year-old explained why he set 45 as his target retirement age (before Guerrero upped the ante).

It's not surprising Brady is keeping things open-ended, though. His contract allows him to become a free agent in March 2020, so he has plenty of options in front of him -- stay with the Patriots, join another team, or retire -- depending on how this season goes.

In the meantime, he'd rather not stir up any more trouble ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles.

"I know the kind of effort I am putting in right now, but what a great privilege to play a sport that I love," Brady added. "I think a lot of people would actually pay money to play quarterback in the NFL and the fact that people pay me money makes it pretty amazing."

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