This offseason Tom Brady signed an extension for two more seasons with the Bucs, but could he play a third? I don’t think anyone would doubt that. He’ll be 44 years young in August when training camp rolls around, but could he play until 50? If there’s anyone that can do it, Brady would surely be the guy.

You can thank the TB12 method for that.

Would it even be possible that a team would entertain having a player halfway to 100 years old? General manager Jason Licht may want to have such a team. Should Brady want to keep playing, Licht has a spot for him in Tampa Bay for as long as the quarterback wants to stay.

Licht was interviewed by Rich Eisen on his show on Monday and was asked about if he thought that the two-year extension that Brady signed would be his last.

“No inkling at all,” Licht said. “I told him if he wants to play until he’s 50, and he feels like he can still play, he can play until he’s 50.”

While there’s hopes of Brady playing as long as he can, the Bucs did select quarterback Kyle Trask out of Florida in the second round of the 2021 NFL draft. Trask is looked at as a potential quarterback of the future for the Bucs, but they’d like to keep grooming him from the sideline for a few more years.

Given Brady’s history of having up-and-coming quarterbacks on the roster behind him, such as when the Patriots drafted Jimmy Garoppolo, many wondered if the Bucs front office conversed with Brady before drafting Trask. According to Licht, there was no issue at all.

“I gave him that heads up,” Licht said. “He responded with ‘I appreciate you letting me know. You didn’t have to let me know, but I appreciate it. Whatever we have to do to make the team better.'”

Brady has since invited Trask to throw with him this offseason.

Licht got into a number of different topics with Eisen as well. This included his relationship with Brady, how they were able to re-sign all their pending free agents after winning a title, the job Byron Leftwich did as offensive coordinator and more. You can watch and listen to the entire interview here.

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Alldaway 2.0
1 month ago

Brady didn’t even go full throttle last year because he didn’t have a real, full off season. In my opinion I think Brady can play 3-4 more years which kind of defeats the entire point of drafting Trask IMVHO.

Runole
Reply to  Alldaway 2.0
1 month ago

Somebody needs to play the pre season?

drdneast
1 month ago

The biggest problem is drafting Trask didn’t make the team better.

chefboho
Reply to  drdneast
1 month ago

Thank you for mentioning that for the 378th time. I wouldn’t have known how you felt unless you sounded like a broken record on every post since the draft

drdneast
Reply to  chefboho
1 month ago

It’s good you are paying attention.

Naplesfan
1 month ago

Tom Brady gave us a hint to his thinking a few days ago when he confirmed he would quickly trade two Super Bowl rings for one perfect season, which he was just one play away from achieving in the 2008 Super Bowl vs. the Giants. “Who wouldn’t?” was his rhetorical question online. It obviously eats at TB-12 that he missed perfection. He is the all time perfectionist of the NFL. So, what we can draw from this is that if Tom Brady managed to pull off a perfect season, this year, or the following, or five years from now …… Read more »

aredsoxfan1
Reply to  Naplesfan
1 month ago

Just because he says he would trade 2 rings for the perfect season doesn’t mean he would retire. He has continually said he still plays because he loves playing football and everything that entails, the training, film study, practice, games, etc… In the exceedingly unlikely event the Bucs went undefeated this year I would fully expect Brady to be back for the 2022 season. He’s not playing to reach some goal, he’s playing because it’s what he loves.

Naplesfan
Reply to  aredsoxfan1
1 month ago

Every great person in their field wants to go out on top, not as a struggling has been. You can’t get any more “top” than perfect. Any performance less than perfect is “has been” territory.
I will go out on a limb and guarantee that TB-12 will retire after he plays a perfect season, if he actually produces one, which is not a high probability.

aredsoxfan1
1 month ago

The talk of 50 is insane. As much as I am a huge fan of Brady, I keep thinking he’s going to start dropping off a bit more rather soon. I mean he’s already 3 or 4 years beyond what anyone else has ever been able to do. I am utterly amazed each additional year he makes it through still playing at a high level. Hopefully he can keep it up for two more years.

Naplesfan
Reply to  aredsoxfan1
1 month ago

50 isn’t insane, it is entirely within the realm of possibility. George Blanda played as a quarterback until age 48, and that was in 1976 – 46 years ago. It is safe to say that professional athletes today, certainly led by Tom Brady, know and are able to do a lot more about taking care of their bodies than they did 46 years ago. But no matter how good care TB-12 takes of his body, all it takes is one fraction of a second in a game, or a practice, or an off field incident or accident, to end a… Read more »

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scubog
1 month ago

We all have our fingers crossed that Tom Brady can continue playing at a high level for many years to come. I’m sure Broncos fans, Chiefs fans and Saints fans did the same thing with Manning, Montana and Brees respectively. Just as it did with those three HOF QB’s, even Tom Brady’s age is going to catch up with him like it does for all of us………even Dick Clark. LOL! Often without much warning. Watching Brees struggle as he muttered the words in his head, “I ain’t as good as I once was” and “I used to could” was pleasing… Read more »