Foxboro – Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will be turning 40 years old next Thursday, August 3rd. Many analysts have already been trying for the past five or so years to put Tom Brady down and say he is no longer a top quarterback. In the past few seasons, he has more than silenced his critics by winning 2 of the past 3 Super Bowls and going to 3 AFC Championship games in a row. Brady says that he knows he can absolutely play until he is 45 years old, and who knows how long after that. He credits his longevity due to his diet and how he takes care of his body, saying that is the reason he’s still at the top of his game while behind the 2nd oldest person in the entire league. The question is; is Tom legit and how much longer can he realistically play?
No matter how good you are there will come a point when your play will fall off. Tom Brady has been battling against history that shows that players typically fall off around his age and even before. Peyton Manning was atrocious in his final season, but his defense carried him to his second and final ring. In my opinion I don’t think Manning could’ve played one more game and the Broncos were able to carry him to the finish line. Tom is now 40 as well, but clearly is at a different physical point than Peyton, as he also won the Super Bowl a year ago, but him being the main reason his team was in the game. Realistically, Tom Brady should fall off his game in the next 2-3 years, but based off everything he has said and the way he performs on the field, there’s no reason to believe he will be slowing down anytime soon.