INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 26: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the sidelines during the first quarter of the game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium on September 26, 2021 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Contrary to popular belief, Tom Brady is human.

During the last edition of his Let’s go! podcast, Brady opened up about the pain he is feeling after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ season opener against the Dallas Cowboys.

Brady admits he’s had to deal with a fair amount of cuts and bruises this week.

“And when you’re 45, your body changes a lot,” Brady said, via BucsGameday. “So what am I dealing with now? I woke up today saying, ‘Holy shit, there’s been a few hits.’

“And you look at your arm and you have bruises, you have cuts. And you say, ‘OK, how much longer do I want to commit?’ And I’ve obviously made the commitment for this year and it’s all going to be like always – continuing to evaluate all of these different aspects of the game.”

After reading those comments, NFL fans now believe Brady will retire once this season is over.

“The days are more than numbered at this point,” said one fan. “It’s time to soak it all up and be able to appreciate all that this man has brought to our eyes over the past 23 years.”

“What are the odds Brady won’t finish the seasons as his commitment seems unstable,” a second fan tweeted.

Maybe that’s Brady’s way of playing mind games on the rest of the league. But for now, it looks like he’s seriously approaching the end of the road.

Luckily for Brady, the Buccaneers have more than enough talent to cap off this season with a Lombardi Trophy. After all, it’s probably the only way Brady can end his illustrious career.