Brady taking his future 'day by day' after playoff loss to Rams

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Tom Brady wouldn't commit to a third season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after exiting the NFL playoffs Sunday with a dramatic 30-27 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

"I haven't put a lot of thought into it," the signal-caller said postgame. "We'll just take it day by day and see where we're at."

A report before the game said Brady was undecided on coming back for a 23rd NFL season, leaving some inside the Buccaneers organization concerned he could retire.

Brady quickly committed to playing after leading Tampa Bay to a Super Bowl LIV title last season, and he did the same in previous years with the New England Patriots. He inked a one-year extension before the 2021 campaign, keeping him under contract through the 2022 season.

Brady led the Buccaneers back from a 27-3 deficit against the Rams, forcing a tie in the dying moments before falling at the end of regulation on a Matt Gay field goal. The 44-year-old said he wasn't contemplating his future while walking off the field for what could turn out to be the final time of his career.

"No, I was thinking about winning," he said. "That's my mentality always, to go out there and try to win, give my team the best chance to win."

The seven-time champion shut down questions about what he'll consider when determining his future.

"Truthfully, guys, I'm thinking about this game," Brady said. "I'm not thinking about anything past (or) five minutes from now."

Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians confirmed his intention to return following the game, adding that Brady's decision is "up to Tom."

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