If Tom Brady wants to play an NFL game in China before he retires, the soon-to-be 40-year-old quarterback is going to have to play at least three more seasons.
The NFL has delayed its plan to hold a game in China in 2018 to 2019, with the latter coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the league.
"It may make better sense to look at that game as an opportunity to celebrate our hundred years, in the event we can pull it off and as a way to look forward to the future," NFL executive vice president of international Mark Waller told the Sports Business Journal.
The Los Angeles Rams, who were reportedly set to play the San Francisco 49ers in 2018, are still expected to be the home team for the 2019 game.
Whether that game would still be against the 49ers or Brady's New England Patriots is unknown.
The NFL will play five international games in 2017 with four in London and the Patriots and Oakland Raiders playing in Mexico City on November 19.