Tom Brady Hints His NFL Revenge Tour Could Continue Indefinitely
The 44-year-old is leading the NFLin passing attempts, completions, passing yards and touchdowns
Like the Energizer Bunny and the Rolling Stones, Tom Brady is ready to keep going and going and going.
Following Tampa Bay’s 28-22 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday Night Football, the third straight win for the Buccaneers, Tom Brady once again moved the goalposts about how long he could keep playing in the NFL.
In an interview with Hannah Storm and Andrea Kremer, Brady indicated his career could probably continue as long as he wants it to.
“I really think I can play as long as I want,” Brady said. “I could literally play until I’m 50 or 55 if I wanted to. I don’t think I will obviously … my physical body won’t be the problem. I think it’ll just be, I’m missing too much of my life with my family.”
It’s hard to believe Brady is serious, but it is also hard to bet against him considering the 44-year-old is leading the NFL in passing attempts, completions, passing yards and touchdowns after tossing a pair of ’em against the Eagles.
With 17 touchdown passes on the season, Brady has already thrown more TDs than every other quarterback who tried to play in the NFL at age 44 … combined. The collection of George Blanda, Steve DeBerg, Warren Moon and Vinny Testaverde combined to throw 13 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in their 323 age-44 passing attempts. Not just playing well for this age, Brady has been the most valuable player in the NFL so far this season per the advanced stats at FootballOutsiders.com. And if he’s getting a little help along the way, so be it.
Signed through the end of next season, Brady finished Thursday’s game 34-of-42 for 297 yards and an interception to go along with the two scores. He insisted his thumb, which was taped, is fine. “I feel great, awesome,” he said. “It’s football season. I feel good. Really do.”
With the defending champions off to a 5-1 start as Tampa Bay angles to become the first team since a Brady-led 2004 Patriots squad to repeat as world champions, it is easy to understand why he is feeling that way. According to Brady — the first player to win more than five Super Bowls, more than three Super Bowl MVP awards and the only starting quarterback to win Super Bowls in both the AFC and NFC — that feeling can last until he’s 50 and beyond.
While we don’t believe it will, we’re done disbelieving that it can based on what Brady has done and continues to do.
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