Adam Schefter triples down on Tom Brady speculation, implies he will leave Patriots after 2019

Tom Brady is not immortal — at least, as far as we know. 

Eventually, his career in the NFL must come to an end, as they all do. On Wednesday, Brady himself finally admitted that he has no idea what his future holds after previously stating he planned to play until he's 45. 

Now 42, the longtime Patriots quarterback is playing under a new contract that grants him free agency after 2019. His family's Massachusetts home is up for sale, as is the home of his trainer, Alex Guerrero. All of those factors, according to ESPN's senior NFL insider Adam Schefter, point to Brady departing from New England — or the NFL as a whole — upon the culmination of this season. 

"If he's selling his home and his trainer is selling his home and he's voiding his contract, what does that tell you?" Schefter said on the set of "Monday Night Football" ahead of New England's 33-0 victory over the New York Jets. 

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Schefter later made similar comments on his podcast, saying that he believes 2019 is "shaping up" to be Brady's "last year in New England."

He then tripled down on that stance on ESPN's "Get Up" on Thursday morning, stating that the six-time Super Bowl champion has three options after this year — and that staying in New England appears to be "the least likely."

Brady has never ruled out the possibility of playing elsewhere in the NFL. He has, however, remained with team owner Robert Kraft and head coach Bill Belichick in New England for two decades now and has seen more success than any other player in league history. His Patriots are currently 7-0 on the season and could be headed for a fourth-straight Super Bowl, which would mark a record tenth appearance in the big game for Brady. 

But father time is surely catching up to the quarterback. Even if his departure from the Patriots or the league doesn't come this year, it's surely not too far away. 

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FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - SEPTEMBER 08: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots reacts as he runs onto the field before the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium on September 08, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - SEPTEMBER 22: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots reacts as he runs onto the field before a game against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - AUGUST 29: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks on from the bench during the preseason game between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on August 29, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - SEPTEMBER 22: Julian Edelman #11 high fives Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots after a touchdown in the second quarter of a game against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - SEPTEMBER 22: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots argues with Down Judge Danny Short after a penalty call in the third quarter against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images)
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts to a touchdown against the Washington Redskins during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)
FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - OCTOBER 10: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots throws a pass against the New York Giants during the first quarter in the game at Gillette Stadium on October 10, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - OCTOBER 10: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots scores a one yard touchdown against the New York Giants during the fourth quarter in the game at Gillette Stadium on October 10, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - OCTOBER 21: Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots leads his team onto the field before the game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on October 21, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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