New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady just celebrated his 40th birthday. He’s entering his 18th season in the NFL and is coming off his fifth Super Bowl title
But for anyone expecting Brady to slow down any time soon, that seems to be wishful thinking. The future Hall of Famer is coming off a 2016 campaign that saw him throw 28 touchdowns compared to two interceptions en route to putting up an absurd 112.2 quarterback rating. An argument could be made that it was the second-best performance of his career.
Now, as Brady and the Pats look to defend their title, the signal caller doesn’t seem like he’s going to call it quits any time soon.
Tom Brady @nflnetwork says he's looking at playing into his mid-40s. "I've never thought about not playing."
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) August 4, 2017
Considering Brady is still playing at an elite level, this makes perfect sense. Why would he retire from a game when he’s still dominating? Injuries haven’t been much of an issue for Brady throughout his career. His offensive line has also done a tremendous job protecting him recently.
With New England heading into the season as odds-on favorites to hoist the Lombardi yet again, it most definitely wouldn’t be a surprise to see Brady play five-plus more seasons. It’s seemingly a trend we’re going to see with the likes of Brady, Drew Brees and even Aaron Rodgers.
Quarterback remains the one position where players can have success seemingly into their mid-life crisis years. Brady appears to be no different.