While it is believed by people around him and people in the organization he will play, the Patriots now don't know that for certain. His wife Gisele Bundchen said Brady wasn't having fun and didn't feel appreciated the past few years.
"But I do believe he will be playing".
Brady also was not present for the start of New England's offseason program, and he's not expected to take part much, if at all.More news: Pep Guardiola says winning Premier League title will be among top feats
Rumors swirling about that Tom Brady might in fact retire are nothing more than conjecture at this point.
Brady has thus far missed the Patriots' voluntary offseason workout program, as he was recently in Qatar with his family.
The New England Patriots do not just have to worry about star tight end Rob Gronkowski returning for 2018. It's as if everything needs to be confirmed these days, which Brady already did back in February. While he didn't win his sixth Super Bowl, he was able to throw for over 500 yards in the game, as the Patriots losing wasn't his fault at all. If there was a year where they might strike and grab Brady's replacement, this could be it. Even though last season it looked like he lost a small step, he was still the best player in the league, winning the third MVP of his career and almost leading his New England Patriots to another Super Bowl title. However, Brady and his representation would like to look into a new contract.
Brady is still one of the top quarterbacks in the league, and the Patriots traded away backup Jimmy Garoppolo last season.