Tom Brady: "I'll take my time" on retirement

(CNN)Tom Brady, 45, is frequently questioned.

Brady announced his retirement from the NFL in February.

The seven-time Super Bowl champion changed his mind weeks later and returned for his 23rd NFL season.

In his weekly podcast with sportscaster Jim Gray, Brady joked that he would retire and then unretire if tight end Rob Gronkowski, who has retired twice, unretires again.

“Well, I think next time I decide to retire, that’s it for me,” a chuckling Brady said on their “Let’s Go!” podcast, which was released Monday. “So whenever that day comes, we’ll figure it out.” 

Gray stopped joking and asked whether Brady may retire now.

“I really don’t,” the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback said.  “I think what I really realized … was you’ve got to be really sure to do that. And for me, you know, a lot of people have kind of gone through this situation … I’m going to take my time whenever that time does come.”

Brady’s 19-16 overtime win over the Cardinals on Christmas Day kept the Bucs in playoff contention.

Ryan Succup’s fourth field goal sealed the Bucs’ win over the Cardinals after Brady threw two interceptions and one touchdown.