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Tom Brady confirms on Instagram he’ll be playing in 2020

Patriots QB Tom Brady will be back in 2020. Now we wait to see where.

Tom Brady of the New England Patriots warms up during the AFC Wild Card Playoff game against the Tennessee Titans at Gillette Stadium on January 04, 2020 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will turn 43 during training camp next year, and it sounds like regardless of where it is, he will be taking part in a training camp. Brady posted to Instagram on Wednesday morning thanking fans and appearing to confirm he will be playing in 2020.

In both life and football, failure is inevitable. You dont always win. You can, however, learn from that failure, pick yourself up with great enthusiasm, and place yourself in the arena again. And that’s right where you will find me. Because I know I still have more to prove.

The bigger question right now is where that will be. He is due to hit free agency in March. Odds are pretty good he will return to the Patriots on a new deal, but it is possible he will want to hit the open market and leverage a new deal. His deal voids with the new league year, but the Patriots retain exclusive negotiating rights until March 16. That’s two whole months, and if Brady wants to return to New England, it should be enough time to get a deal done.

Here’s the full caption from Brady’s IG post:

I just wanted to say to all of our fans, THANK YOU! After a few days of reflection, I am so grateful and humbled by the unconditional support you have shown me the past two decades. Running out of that tunnel every week is a feeling that is hard to explain. I wish every season ended in a win, but that’s not the nature of sports (or life). Nobody plays to lose. But the reward for working hard is just that, the work!! I have been blessed to find a career I love, teammates who go to battle with me, an organization that believes in me, and fans who have been behind us every step of the way.

Every one of us that works at Gillette Stadium strived to do their best, spent themselves at a worthy cause, and prepared to fail while daring greatly (h/t Teddy Roosevelt). And for that, we’ve been rewarded with something that the scoreboard won’t show - the satisfaction of knowing we gave everything to each other in pursuit of a common goal. That is what TEAM is all about.

In both life and football, failure is inevitable. You dont always win. You can, however, learn from that failure, pick yourself up with great enthusiasm, and place yourself in the arena again.

And that’s right where you will find me. Because I know I still have more to prove.