Just my opinion. One thing we've always known about TB12 is that he's decisive. He will at least do his team and his fans the courtesy of announcing his decision quickly. He won't leave people in the dark for very long. I expect to hear one way or the other from Brady's own mouth by the end of February at the latest. I do expect him to wait any announcement until after the Superbowl so as not to steal the thunder from teams still contending. So we won't know for sure one way or another until the earliest a few days after the season officially ends. But if he decides to move on he'll make that decision very soon after the Superbowl ends IMHO, as soon as he feels it's polite to do so without drawing too much attention away from whoever wins.