During the New England Patriots’ run to their sixth Super Bowl title this past year, Tom Brady said that there was no way he would retire after the season, as he was still having too much fun playing the game to call it quits.

But could the 41-year-old possibly hang up his cleats at the end of the 2019 campaign?

The Patriots aren’t ruling it out, according to Greg Bedard of The Boston Sports Journal. Bedard notes that the possibility of Brady retiring would be even more likely if New England wins another Super Bowl next season, which would represent Brady’s seventh championship.

This also falls right in line with the Pats’ apparent interesting in finding a young quarterback, as they have reportedly been intrigued about the idea of trading for Arizona Cardinals signal-caller Josh Rosen, who seems like the odd man out given the Cardinals’ reported fascination with University of Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray.

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Brady is coming off of a 2018 campaign in which he threw for 4,355 yards, 29 touchdowns and 11 interceptions while completing 65.8 percent of his passes and registering a passer rating of 97.7 en route to a Pro Bowl appearance.

However, some late-season struggles by Brady had many wondering if the future Hall-of-Famer had finally reached the much-discussed “cliff.” Of course, Brady went on to prove everyone wrong in the playoffs, leading the Patriots to yet another title with some virtuoso performances along the way.

Still, at some point, even Brady will begin to fall off, and with the 14-time Pro Bowler getting set to turn 42 this summer, New England has to plan for its future after Brady sooner rather than later.