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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Tom Brady on selling his house: ‘You shouldn’t read into anything’

Tom Brady

Tom Brady sent New England Patriots fans into a frenzy last week when he listed his Massachusetts home for sale, but the future Hall of Famer cautioned against using that decision to make predictions about his playing career.

Brady and his wife Gisele have been house hunting in the New York area, and the Brookline mansion they are selling is currently their only home in Massachusetts. When Brady was asked about it during an appearance on WEEI’s “The Greg Hill Morning Show” on Monday, he said he hopes selling the house doesn’t mean his Patriots career is close to ending.

“I certainly hope not. You shouldn’t read into anything,” Brady said, via ESPN’s Mike Reiss. “I think it takes a long time to sell a house. My house is a little bit of an expensive one, so it doesn’t fly off the shelf in a couple weeks.”

Brady’s home is listed at $39.5 million, so the buyer pool probably won’t be that deep. Still, there’s no way to know how quickly it will sell, and he stopped short of saying this won’t be his last season playing in New England.

“I think I’m at a point in my life where there’s a lot of considerations that go into playing. I have a very busy professional life and a very busy personal life,” Brady added. “Any decision that’s made has to consider everything. I’m certainly at a place where I’ve been in the same place for a long time, and I love playing for the Patriots. I have such a great relationship with Mr. Kraft, coach Belichick and our team. We’ll just worry about that when that happens. This isn’t the time to worry about it.”

Brady turned 42 earlier this month, and he has repeatedly made references to wanting to play until he is 45. The recent contract “extension” he signed with the Patriots was not an actual extension and seemed like it was designed to lower his salary cap number and prevent the team from franchise tagging him next year, but that does not mean the two sides are headed for a divorce. We have seen fans become paranoid about the simplest of social media posts from Brady, so there’s no way he could sell a Massachusetts home without causing panic.

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