Tom Brady tells Oprah retirement coming 'sooner rather than later'

40-year-old QB declines to set age for retirement

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady told Oprah Winfrey in an interview that aired Sunday that he's moving closer to retirement.

"I think about it more now than I used to," the 40-year-old said in the Oprah Winfrey Network interview. "I think I'm seeing that there's definitely an end coming, sooner rather than later."

However, Brady, who will turn 41 in August, said he's still motivated to play the game.

And the reigning NFL MVP refused to pin down an age at which he would hang up his cleats.

"As long as I'm still loving it," he said when Winfrey asked if he would retire at 43 or 45 years old. "As long as I'm loving the training and preparation and willing to make the commitment."

He also pointed wanting to spend time with his three children as they grow up, saying that family will ultimately play a big factor into his decision.

"I do have kids that I love and, and I don't want to be a dad that's not there driving my kids to their games," he said. "I think my kids have brought a great perspective in my life, because kids just want the attention. You better be there and be available to them, or else they're going to look back on their life and go, 'Dad didn't really care that much.'"

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