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Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski will play forever, according to Tom Brady

Defensive coordinators around the NFL cannot be happy.

Kansas City Chiefs v New England Patriots Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images

The New England Patriots played a thrilling prime time game against the visiting Kansas City Chiefs. Naturally, emotions ran high after a Stephen Gostkowski field goal as time expired sealed the Patriots’ 43-40 win. How high? Tom Brady, for example looked pretty hyped up following what was his all-time record 200th regular season victory as a starting quarterback (via NBCS Camera Guys):

After talking to the NFL’s second best tight end, the Chiefs’ Travis Kelce, Brady had some one-on-one time with the NFL’s best tight end, the Patriots’ own Rob Gronkowski. And Brady shared some interesting plans he apparently has for the both of them: “Are you kidding me?” the 41-year old asked Gronkowski. “We’re playing forever. You know that.”

Well, there you have it. Tom Brady will never retire, and as long as he is here neither will Rob Gronkowski. Sometimes, life is just not fair to you if you are a defensive coordinator in the NFL. On a more serious note, though, it certainly is encouraging to see both Brady and Gronkowski enjoying the game after retirement rumors surrounded the duo all offseason long – no matter what the quarterback actually meant by his statement.