Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts Sunday after being penalized during the first half of an NFL divisional round playoff football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Tampa, Florida. Credit: Mark LoMoglio / AP

Tom Brady has broken his silence on the report that he’s going to retire.

On his Let’s Go! podcast with Jim Gray, the veteran quarterback said he still hasn’t made a decision and is going to take his time in doing so.

“Sometimes it takes some time to really evaluate how you feel, what you want to do” Brady said. “I think when the time is right I’ll be ready to make a decision one way or another… literally it’s day to day with me. I’m just trying to do the best I can every day and evaluate things as they come and try to make a great decision for me and my family.”

ESPN reported that Brady had decided to retire on Saturday afternoon and the quarterback said he was “disappointed” that it took some of the attention away from the Conference Championship games over the weekend.

“There’s always a good line that I’m responsible for what I say and do, and not responsible for what others say or do,” Brady said.

Might the retirement report push the 44-year-old over the edge to come back and play for one more season?

“I think my motivation for playing football is to win and be successful,” Brady said. “And maybe there’s little parts of motivation that come from different places or what people may say or think, but I’m mostly motivated from inside and wanting to be the best for my teammates and my coaches and my organization.”

Story by Chris Mason, masslive.com