The sports world today marvels at a 43-year old Tom Brady playing quarterback in the NFL – and still performing at a high level.

What would they say about a 46-year old playing quarterback in the NFL?

Before you spit out your afternoon TB12 protein shake laughing, don’t forget it is Brady we are talking about, someone who has managed to defy Father Time so far in his 21-year career.

Bucs QB Tom Brady

Bucs QB Tom Brady – Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR

On Monday during Super Bowl LV media day, Brady was interviewed on the virtual podium and claimed he has thought about continuing his career even behind 45.

“Yes, definitely,” Brady said. “I would definitely consider that and again I think … its a physical sport and the perspective I have on that is you never know when that moment is (when your career is over). Just because it is a contact sport. And there is a lot of training that goes into it. And again it has to be a 100 percent commitment on my part to keep doing it. I have been very fortunate over the years. (Trainer) Alex Guerrero and I have worked really hard over the years to make sure physically I can still perform at my best. You take different hits and over the course of the years different bumps and bruises, different injuries and so forth. It’s just going to be me continuing to make that commitment to making it part of that year-round process to play football and continue my career.”

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About the Author: Mark Cook

Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, the beach and family time.Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at mark@pewterreport.com
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cgmaster27
4 months ago

Shoot as long as this guy still has the juice like this year, keep on signing him. I could see him playing one more year, especially if they win one of these 2. But hey, hes defied the odds so far. I’m blown away by the zip with which has has thrown the ball this season. I can’t think of any deep balls underthrown either off the top of my head. Eventually the bucs are going to have to draft a successor to Tom, but if he can push that back another 2 years so we can focus on the… Read more »

cptsora
Reply to  cgmaster27
4 months ago

Sign him until he says he’s done.

drdneast
Reply to  cptsora
4 months ago

I concur. Don’t make the same mistake the Patriots did. Give him some input on the draft as well.

eaustinyoung
Reply to  cgmaster27
4 months ago

Shoot 2 years from now they might be able to take a run at Rodgers

cptsora
4 months ago

Give him everything he wants. This team didn’t have a future till he arrived.

eaustinyoung
4 months ago

Get someone to learn behind him and I’m good with that. QB ability drops off QUICK whenever it happens. Brady looks great, just make sure there’s a safety net

drdneast
Reply to  eaustinyoung
4 months ago

I’m tired of watching the Bucs try to develop a QB. Build a great team and plug in and play a veteran.

bucballer
Reply to  drdneast
4 months ago

Yeah that’s cost effective! Where did u get ur economic degree?

Spitfire
4 months ago

As long as his Heart is in it and as long as he can still play at a top level, I hope he keeps playing forever, for us…

cobraboy
4 months ago

KInda a non-answer: I’ll play until I can’t play anymore.

bucballer
4 months ago

For years they would say that Peyton Manning was the prototypical QB. They said due to his father, Archie playing with the Saints that Peyton was raised to be an NFL QB. Well, I think Brady is the Prototypical QB, not just in his play but his approach to life and good health and clean living so that he may continue to do that which he loves. Play football. Can he play past 45, I highly doubt it. Certainly, for one more year. The next injury he gets will be his last season. Hard to rehab when ur 44 years… Read more »

drdneast
Reply to  bucballer
4 months ago

Can you inform us of where you got your medical degree and where you did your internship. Did that include a doctorate in psychology as well. Give me a break.

bucballer
Reply to  drdneast
4 months ago

R u drinking again drdneast? What didn’t u agree with that I said? That at 43 if an NFL player gets a serious injury that that might be the end?! Especially at QB? If u think otherwise state ur case. Don’t reply with some stupid shit!

Bucsfan1983
4 months ago

Re-sign Godwin and tell Brady he can throw to Evans and Godwin until whatever age he retires.

PissedOffBuc1988
4 months ago

Even after his playing days, I want him involved with the team. He’s not going back to New England unless it’s to make visits. Give him an offer to be a coach once he’s done or if he wants an office position, that’s fine as well. Idc what it takes, don’t let Brady ever leave Tampa lol.

scubog
4 months ago

I’m only concerned with the game this Sunday. As Dorris Day would sing, “What will be will be” regarding our QB situation after Tom decides to retire. The approach Jason Licht takes will be influenced by the strength of the rest of the roster. That evaluation is for another day.

flashgordon
4 months ago

I’ve been thinking “why not go for 50!” . . . I mean he’s playing better than ever. The current Bucs roster looks like it’s got a good five more years left – Donovan Smith, Ali Marpet are 27 each. Ryan Jenson is 29. He’s actually the oldest guy on the oline. He’s probably got five years left at least. We have some Hb’s, Wrs. We’ll see about the Te’s. We’ll see whether we can even keep Gronkowski, or how much longer he feels like playing. Overall it looks like plenty of O for Tom Brady to play with. And… Read more »