Tom Brady Says He Doesn't Plan to Retire After This Season

Malcolm Butler is making $3.91 million this year – a far cry from what he could have made if he had been traded to the Saints

The interview comes four months after Brady's wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, said he had suffered unreported concussions and that she anxious about his long-term health.

Over the years whenever the Patriots offense has seemed to struggle, going up tempo and using no huddle has always been a good way to get it jumpstarted. "And I'm going to do everything I can to take care of my body in advance of the, you know, the hits that I'm going to take on Sunday". He says this - his 18th season in the National Football League - will not be his final one. But aside from 2008, when he suffered a season-ending knee injury in the Patriots' opener, he's avoided serious injury.

Brady talked about his diet and how he feels at 40.

He's tried a "little bit" of salt and "on occasion" has some sugar.

Allen Campbell, Brady's personal chef told Boston.com what the University of MI product refuses to eat in January of 2016. Tomatoes trickle in every now and then, but just maybe once a month. To give you an idea of how good NE has been for the last 18 years the last time the Patriots started the season 0-2 was 17 seasons ago. He's coming off one of his best seasons, throwing for 3,554 yards, 28 touchdowns and two interceptions during the 2016 regular season.

The interview - which was conducted in the offseason as part of the promotion for his new book, "The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance" - took place at Brady's home and also at the TB12 Sports Therapy Center in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

The Patriots were called out by Tom Brady following their blowout loss to the Chiefs at home last Thursday and want to rebound, while the Saints can not fall to 0-2 with how competitive the NFC South likely will be this year. "I do want go out playing my best".

Brady has played in the NFL long enough, and likely seen a lot of the research, to know that playing professional football comes with consequences.

The league this year agreed to pay as much as $1 billion to former players who have been diagnosed with post-concussion symptoms that could include the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

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