​​Tom Brady recently turned 41 years old (!), yet the guy is showing no signs of slowing down or stepping out of the spotlight anytime soon.

Brady said this morning on WEEI's "Kirk and Callahan" radio program that he expects to remain in New England for "next year and hopefully beyond."

No, the guy isn't even considering retirement.

If​ Brady can stay healthy and as productive as ever, there is no reason why the Patriots won't keep him on the team.

The quarterback did get some flak recently for​ seemingly being out of shape, but his on-field success has not diminished at all. The longer Brady plays, the more he is making a case for himself as the greatest quarterback of all time.

Last year, at the age of 40, the Patriots legend put up a passer rating of 102.8, with 4,577 yards, 32 touchdowns, and only eight interceptions.

Why should he quit?

Taking into account his incredible popularity, leadership, and ability to win in any and all situations, Brady is the most iconic, recognizable figure in football. The Patriots have made the playoffs in 15 of his 17 seasons as their starter, and that won't be changing in 2018.

Aaron Rodgers recently said that ​Brady is his model for playing until 40 and beyond, and it is clear why. The guy is making anything seem possible despite his advanced age.

Heck, at this rate, he may play until he's 50. Why the heck not?