New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has expressed his plan to play until he’s 45 years old, but he didn’t elaborate his reason or intention. However, in an Instagram post, Brady explained why he has focused on continuing his playing career. Brady posted a video of himself running on a beach with a resistance band around his waist. The 40-year-old Brady included a caption “Ok so the main reason I’m still playing is I haven’t hit 1,000 career rushing yards yet.” He then added, “32 to go!.” He also included the hashtags, #TB1K #CatchMeIfYouCan, #whereyouatAP, #watchandlearnruss, #cominforyouarodg, #notsoeasyanymorevon, and #qbsneakon3rdand1.

Since he was drafted 199th overall by the Patriots in 2000, Brady only has 968 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns on the ground. Brady’s Instagram post drew comments from past and former teammates, including ex-Patriots backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett, who said “I actually laughed,” to which Brady responded, “I’m ready for our race.” Former Patriots long snapper Lonie Paxton said he’ll beat Brady in the conditioning run while Los Angeles Lakers point guard Isaiah Thomas commented “Looking quick TB lol.” Last season, Brady ran for just 28 yards on 25 carries. In 2002, Brady tallied a career-best 110 rushing yards in 16 games, while his longest rush was 22 yards, which he did in the 2006 season.

Current status of Colts’ Andrew Luck

The Indianapolis Colts expect quarterback Andrew Luck to play this season after missing all of the 2017 NFL season due to a shoulder injury. However, head coach Frank Reich admitted that their prized signal-caller hasn’t thrown a football. Reich clarified that everything’s going as planned and Luck is doing exceptionally well.

According to Charley Casserly of NFL Network, the Colts are very confident that Luck will be ready for training camp in late July. Casserly added that Luck is healthy enough to join offseason practices, but he has opted to stick to his rehab schedule to avoid complications that occurred last season. The Colts still have Brissett as a quarterback in case Luck won’t play again in the coming season.

Last season, Brissett stepped up as the starter for the Colts, throwing for 3,098 yards and 13 touchdowns with seven interceptions.

Eagles’ Carson Wentz not yet medically cleared

According to Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson, quarterback Carson Wentz has not been medically cleared, but he’s confident that he will recover from his knee surgery. Wentz went under the knife to repair a torn ACL on December 13, 2017, so it will be a surprise if he participates in any offseason workout program or organized team activities. Wentz earlier said that he will be ready in time for the start of the regular season when they take on the Atlanta Falcons on September 6.