Tom Brady still hasn't committed to playing in 2018

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In Super Bowl LII, Tom Brady dropped a potential catch.

On Wednesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Tom Brady has still not committed to playing in 2018. It's as if everything needs to be confirmed these days, which Brady already did back in February.

Another star Patriots player, tight end Rob Gronkowski, also hasn't indicated positively whether he'll return.

The five-time Super Bowl champion and three-time NFL MVP is planning to spend more time this offseason with body coach Alex Guerrero.

I don't know."I believe he's going to be there". I expect to be back. However, commentator Skip Bayless told Fox Sports 1's "Undisputed" that he is convinced Brady doesn't want to play for Belichick anymore.

Since Brady was clearly still at the top of his game, it was always thought he'd return.

Last season, Brady had one of the best years of his career, as he was able to win the MVP award.

The 40-year-old has base salaries of $14 million for the final two years of his contract and cap hits of $22 million, but it appears Brady wants more money. The move was a sign that the team was committing to Brady - for at least a few more seasons.

A lack of a firm decision from Brady could impact how aggressively the Patriots intend to pursue a quarterback in next week's draft.

The Patriots own plenty of draft capital (four picks in the first two rounds, including two first-rounders).

So while there is no official commitment from the man that's suited up and played quarterback for the Patriots the last 18 years, it certainly sounds like he's fairly committed to playing football next season. But when packaged together, perhaps with other picks from the second or third round, the Patriots have the necessary assets to trade up and find their new signal-caller of the future, should they deem it necessary.