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 – 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.”
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 email@example.com
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