How Much Longer Can Tom Brady Play?

New English Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is so old, he was one of the players that inspired his Super Bowl counterpart, Rams quarterback, Jared Goff to play football.

He also reminded Goff that he’s one of the most dominant players in the game when he out threw him by 50 yards and continuously pushed the Ram’s defense to its limits.

During the regular season, Brady was especially good in the games final minutes. This year in the last two minutes of halves he has thrown 8.2 yards per attempt with 0 interceptions. In the last seven minutes of the fourth quarter, Brady has a 75.9% completion rate and has thrown for 863 yards at 10.9 yards per attempt. All of these numbers rank within the top five in the NFL.

Statistics aside, Brady is a natural born competitor. Ever since his days at the University of Michigan, he has always played with a chip on his shoulder. His first two years at the school, he only played in six games. This changed his junior year, when he was named the starting quarterback. He started 11 of the team’s 12 regular season games and all 12 his senior year. He put up fairly impressive stats.    

However, all the analysts still saw Brady as a barely average recruit. As a result of this, he was the 199th overall pick in the 2000 NFL Draft. Two years later, along with the coaching of Bill Belichick, he was able to win a Super Bowl title.

In comparison, another extremely talented veteran quarterback, Brett Favre, was the thirty-third pick in the 1991 NFL Draft. While Favre did have a very impressive career, in terms of pure winning, he came nowhere close to where Tom Brady is now. Brady now has six Super Bowl rings to Favre’s one in one fewer season. With this in mind, one cannot imagine that the words “age” or “retire” are even in Brady’s vocabulary.   

With his recent Super Bowl win, odds are we will see a few more years of the Brady-Belichick era. Even though the final score was only 13-3, the lowest scoring Super Bowl in history, Brady still made key throws down the stretch to score the games only touchdown. He played with the alertness of a young quarterback while still controlling his actions as well as any veteran could by throwing for over 250 yards with only one interception.

Brady, continuing to be as commanding as he has ever been furthermore indicates, to the disappointment of many, that he has no intention of stopping anytime soon.”I know I’ve talked about it for a long time,” Brady said after the game. “I have goals to play not only next year, but beyond that. I’m going to try to do as best I possibly can.”

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