Tom Brady On Playing As Long As Possible: ‘I Really Don’t Have Much Of An Interest In Anything Else’

August 19, 2013 3:15 PM " BOSTON (CBS) — Every couple of years, Tom Brady’s desire to play football for several more years seems to become a national news item. First, he said he wants to play until he’s 40. Then, he said he wants to play “beyond 40.” Then, mostly ridiculously, Brady said he’d play until he’s 50 if his body allows.

While the odds of seeing a 49-year-old Brady dropping back to pass in 2026 aren’t all that high, we at least have an understanding of why he wants to play forever. For one, he excels at what he does, but he also can’t imagine a life where he’s doing anything else.

“I really don’t have much of an interest in anything else, I hate to say it,” Brady told Michael Strahan in an interview on Fox Sports 1.

Brady, married with children, stressed that family is “1″ for him and football is “1A,” but if he can’t be with his family 24/7, there’s no place he’d rather spend his time than on a football field.

“It’s probably the only place that I can really do it, when I really truly am my authentic self,” Brady said "

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