One source close to Brady told Schefter his "money would be on Brady playing football for the foreseeable future" but admitted that it's hard to predict anything based on stuff that happens off the field.
"I also know Brady is planning a little passing camp with some of his buddies before training camp". "However, having said that, we're dealing with a human being".
Schefter adds that though Brady has not made the commitment, sources believe he will indeed suit up for New England in the 2018-19 season. ESPN caused a stir Wednesday morning, reporting that Brady has "not committed" to playing in 2018. After the Patriots loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, the quarterback wouldn't 100 percent commit to returning, but was more committal than Gronk.
There also are questions about the future of Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who has not attended the opening week of the team's offseason workout program. 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.
Brady now has two years and $28 million left on his current deal, plus $2 million in roster bonuses. They have star quarterback Tom Brady under contract at $14 million a year for the next two years, although that might not be the case for too much longer. New England has the 23rd and 31st picks in the first round of next week's National Football League draft. The Patriots have been getting insane value for that contract, and it makes sense for Brady to want a new deal.
Last season, Brady had one of the best years of his career, as he was able to win the MVP award.