Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has not committed to playing in 2018, according to a report Wednesday from ESPN, citing sources.
The sources said they believe he will play but cannot be certain absent word from Brady either publicly or privately.
The sources said they think Brady wants to keep playing but that he also wants to spend more time with his family. Brady turns 41 in August. He has previously said he thinks he can play into his mid-40s.
"My money would be on him playing football for the foreseeable future, but what goes on away from the football field, I don't know," one source told ESPN. "I don't know."
"I believe he's going to be there," another person who knows Brady told ESPN. "However, having said that, we're dealing with a human being. Things can change. But I do believe he will be playing."
A lack of a firm decision from Brady could impact how aggressively the Patriots intend to pursue a quarterback in next week's draft. The Patriots have two first-round picks and could use that as leverage to move up.