Tom Brady is back on his “10 more years” kick

AP

At one point in his career, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s standard response to the question of how long he plans to keep playing was “10 more years.” As he drifted into the window that made another decade impractical, the “10 more years” mantra ended.

And now it’s back.

Asked by the New York media on a Wednesday conference call how long he thinks he can keep playing, Brady dusted off his widely-forgotten phrase.

“I’d like to play a long time, yeah, a long time,” Brady said. “There’s a lot that goes into playing well. I’ve played with a lot of great teammates. But I want to play for a long time, maybe 10 more years. I think that’s probably what my goal is.”

The natural and obviously follow up: You’re serious about that?

“Well, it’s not always up to me,” Brady said. “That’s what my goals are, so that’s just what I’m hoping. And it will take a lot to achieve that. Obviously a team has to want you, but I think that’s . . . you know, I love playing this sport. I love making a commitment to my teammates and my coaches, and hopefully I can do it for a long time.”

On the “a team has to want you” front, the first question is whether his team wants him. At a time when first-year coach Gary Kubiak is tolerating quackers-and-floaters from quarterback Peyton Manning, a man with whom Kubiak has no prior relationship, it’s hard to imagine Patriots coach Bill Belichick enduring that kind of performance from his starting quarterback, no matter what they’ve accomplished together over the last 15 years.

Father Time eventually is going to win his race with Tom Brady; Father Time remains unbeaten. At some point between now and 50, Brady will no longer be able to play. It could go slowly, like it did for Brett Favre. It could go quickly, like it seems to be for Manning, who only two years ago threw 55 touchdown passes and generated nearly 5,500 yards.

Along the way, whether it’s with the Patriots or someone else, Brady has to decide whether he’s willing to keep playing if he can no longer play like he used to play. At some point, Brady has to decide whether he’s willing to keep playing even if he’s no longer the one on the field playing.

Before any of that, he has to decide whether he’d be willing to play for a team other than the Patriots. Although that specific questions wasn’t asked on Wednesday, the answer was implied within his statement that “a team” (not just my current team) has to want you.

154 responses to “Tom Brady is back on his “10 more years” kick

  1. With all the rule changes protecting QBs and the defensive holding calls that started from 2006 and on it would not be that far fetched to see Brady play another 10 years. But if he played 25 years ago he would be already retired or washed up because the QB used to get killed just ask Montana, Aikman and Steve Young.

  2. No QB over 38 has ever started in a Super Bowl. Brady might buck that trend, but it’s a pretty stark line that Father Time has drawn over 49 championship games. If Brady’s giving you 10 years, take the under.

  3. Love Brady, however the longer you play well at an advanced age, the more likely it is that your skills drop off quickly….much like we are currently seeing with Manning.

  4. Peyton Manning was done when the Broncos lost to the Ravens in the AFC championship game in 2012.
    Manning could not push the ball down the field against the wind then. HE was the one who couldnt answer the bell at the end of regulation and HE was the one who threw an interception in overtime to give the Ravens the win.

  5. Did you really just get that entire article from one throwaway statement? We all know Brady isn’t going to play until he’s 48.

  6. Brady is truly an amazing NFL QB, and if anyone can stave off the ravages of time and still play at a high level it is him.

    But I think many who post on this website can attest to the fact that the drop between sometime in your 40’s and 50 is somewhat precipitous.

    Then again, Brady tends to take less money than his peers, and so as he moves closer to “year 10”, a roster spot may be all that is required, relatively speaking of course.

    But let’s just take it one game at a time. Especially this weekend.

    We are on to New York.

  7. Yes father time is unbeaten but just because most people start look and act old and fat by the time they friggin hit 35 doesn’t mean guys like Tom Brady who eat right and take care of their body can’t. He looks and plays exactly identical at 39 years old as he did 15 yrs ago. That in of itself is amazing. I mean hell look at his face also. Dude looks 24. Amazing what happens when you don’t do drugs, don’t smoke, rarely drink and not neat freaking frosted flakes everyday. How you look and feel at a certain age is a direct result of the decisions you make in your life.

  8. That’s the best revenge for FrameGate and fans gullible enough to believe Goodell even in the midst of all his leaks, libel and lies

    Now Brady looks like he has a shot to throw for 6,000 yards, go
    19-0 and cement his place in NFL history with ring number 5 – and then stick around for another decade – remaining in his job long after Goodell and all the coaches and others involved in the slanderous sting are fired

    We Patsfans tried to warn you

  9. I love the fact that he loves what he does. Given the opposite like Farve “I am going to retire” and then we all have to sit and watch him ponder his decision each and every year. This dude is saying I love the game and they are going to have to throw me out of here.

  10. I feel somewhat bad for Patriot fans. Kraft is 1 of 3 people in charge of Goodells salary (which says a lot about them cheating and them only being questioned about it when other teams bring it up) and Kraft being credited with getting the refs what they wanted in the lockout which explains them getting bs calls. With all that being said they only won 4 super bowls? That’s pathetic when your allowed to cheat but 31 other teams are not.

  11. He has been right about everything else, including predicting Peyton’s decline to within about 25 minutes. So why not this?

  12. Eh, its possible. I mean most QB’s take big hits and their bodies get worn down, their arms are shott, etc…. Well Tom’s built a career on 3 step drops and quick slants. Which means he is almost NEVER touched by the defense, so his body should be in good shape, and the fact that he almost never throws the ball more than 8 yds in the air means his arm/shoulder should still be in pretty good shape too.

  13. Dude, you’re forgetting the Blanda option!! Like old Blanda, Brady can kick pretty well too! He’s already punted just about ok enough in an NFL game, and he’s more game-fit than anyone else his age and can afford to take baths in that magic water. As his 40s-arm noodles he could switch to a back-up/mentor/holder whilst he tunes his leg, then punt/kick til he’s 50 and get another 6 rings & retire when BB finally does at 75 – oh how the haters would love that!
    (Not a Pats fan btw, just love to watch him & BB, and can’t stand the BS they’ve endured.)

  14. I have to admit, I can’t stand Brady. I personally think there has been enough circumstantial evidence to prove that he, or at least his organization, has been bending or breaking rules for years. That said, I highly doubt they are breaking any rules this year and they are absolutely destroying everyone and Brady looks like the best he’s ever been. Not to mention, he really has one weapon, Gronk. Edelman would be a Cole Beasely without Brady and I don’t even know who plays WR for that team. Dion Lewis and Blount have been failures everywhere else. It’s clearer than ever, he elevates the play of those around him and as long as he can continue to do that, the has every right to be their starting QB. Favre went downhill quick and honestly, was never even in the same category as what Brady can do with so little. Peyton has fallen off because of major injuries to his neck. The fact of the matter is, while Manning may be the smartest guy to ever step foot on a football field, he isn’t the best ever. It’s becoming more and more clear that title belongs to Brady. (I just threw up a little)

  15. And responses like this from Tom Brady is the very reason he gets so far into opponents heads. LOL!!

  16. It’s time to stop comparing Manning to any other aging QB, including Tom Brady. Tom very well might be able to pull it off. Getting older and losing a step or two or even a couple of miles an hour off of your fastball is to be expected. Still, a very high level of play can be had for many players even into their 40’s especially with todays training and nutrition. Manning hasn’t lost to Father Time. He has lost to the nerve damage from FOUR neck surgeries.

  17. Duh…. everyone gets old… Tom says he want to play as long as he can… nothing wrong in that.. this was a useless let’s find something to throw out about Tom Brady article”.

    Come on… I am 60 and want to work 10 more years… most likely it will be 5 -6… but it can be a goal…
    All Tom is saying is he has goals….

    what a waste of time reading this BS Mike…

  18. Whether he hangs ’em up today or in 10 years, he’ll go down as the greatest player who has ever laced them up.

  19. I think we take for granted just how good some of these players are, even if we root against them. I hope people appreciate how much fun it’s been to watch them play. Losing Manning and Brady (and it will happen) will be like Bird and Magic retiring. The game goes on but it isn’t quite the same.

  20. As long as Brady continues to take care of his body durring the off season as well as not getting any type of serious injury durring the regular season I see him playing solid football till he’s 45….10 years is a great goal but just not a realistic one & it will be interesting to see how the Patriots address any type of contract extension once his current one expires or gets near expiring….
    The guy is playing awesome & has the heart of a lion & truly looks to just enjoy the game so much, no matter how poorly the Media & 345 Park ave has treated him….I really see no fall off in his abilities anytime soon…. Brady IS the face of the NFL & will be until he decides to hang up his cleats….what an honor & privilege it’s been watching him play the game he loves at such an incredible level!!!
    Greatest to ever play the game!!!!
    Go Pats!!!!

  21. Yes but Brady didn’t have 3 neck surgeries like Peyton did so it’s not even comparable. Nobody ever touches Brady in the pocket so I don’t see why he couldn’t play 10 more.

  22. Oh, great–do we really have to look forward to ten more years of that cheater, Brady? Please say it isn’t so. Let’s hope Belicheat retires long before then.

  23. C’mon…. need something to write about… It’s his GOAL! That doesn’t mean he won’t know when to hang up the cleats when the time comes. Aim high, like ten more years and see what happens.

    I would like to save x amount of millions for my retirement but guess what… I’ll probably fall short of my goal but I’m aiming high. That’s what winners do!

  24. He wants to keep playing as long as he can. He loves to play football. That’s the answer he always gives. I love to hear it as a Patriots fan but it’s not really news.

  25. If BB cuts tb12 at some point it will be a sad, sad day and if tb12 still thinks he can play he will, unfortunately for pats fans it won’t be with us. I’m not sure about 10 more years but 3-5 is very doable for Tom.

  26. As a Bills fan, we start every year 0-2 without even taking one snap on offense or defense because of the Brady Belichek combo.

    I hope to God Brady retires before 10 more years. I hate losing to that pr!ck.

    GO BILLS!

  27. Not if the league actually finds a way to crack down on the craptriots perpetual cheating. This guy deserves a lifetime ban for participating in and facilitating a culture of cheating all these years.

    Asterisk. GOAT for cheating.

  28. Goodell is crying somewhere… 10 years is probably how long it will take to pay enough people to believe in his conspiracy theory.

  29. He probably will do it. In ten years, he will be protected by the new rules: He will wear a red practice jersey. The defense must wait a full two seconds before they can rush. No blitzing when he’s playing. His receivers cannot be touched until they’ve made the catch. Touching him is against the rules, even brushing up against him will result in a 40-yard penalty. This rule will be strictly enforced. And defensive players cannot wear pads or helmets when playing against him.

  30. I expect he’ll do a kind of Joe Montana/KC thing for a few years while Garoppolo and the Dark Lord are winning more Super Bowls for New England. Ten years may be too long but I expect he’ll play at least two seasons post-Patriots if the money is there – and it will be.

  31. He’s just trolling the NY Media. While he was speaking the thought bubble read, “Yeah, you guys are going to have to wait a long time before you can win this division”.

  32. George Blanda played until he was 48.

    George Forman boxed into his late 40’s.

    Warren Moon played until his mid 40’s.

    If he stays healthy and does not get bored with winning superbowls. Why not

  33. jetsfanglenn12 says:
    Oct 22, 2015 9:04 AM

    Brady has to be on hgh. It’s unnatural at this stage to be playing like a 25 year old

    Correction:

    Never failed PED

  34. 10 years is ridiculous. There is no way the NFL will have some 48 year old throwing the football. However, the idea of seeing Tom in a non patriots jersey is bizarre.

  35. The Pats are good enough to win without cheating. Too bad they just can’t help themselves.
    It’s like the rich guy that gets caught shoplifting. He is not stealing because he can’t afford it. He’s stealing because he likes the thrill of it.

  36. As a Patriots fan, I respect that Brady wants to play as long as he can. He’s earned that. However it does get a bit sad when a player’s ability diminishes to the point that it becomes part of how you remember him. I hope Brady retires before that happens.

    I also realize that some day, there’s the possibility that Brady could be playing for another team. I’ll still root for him if that ever happens. Just don’t play for the Jets. Or the Dolphins. Or the Bills. Or the Steelers. Or the Ravens. Or the Broncos. Though it would be interesting to see how fans of any of those teams would then feel about him.

  37. As the article pointed out the bottom can give any moment now like it did for Manning and when that happens no NFL team is going to carry a player on its roster merely for nostalgia especially at the most important position.

  38. I agree with the comment he could just be trolling the media just in time for game with New Jersey B team. Is it possible he could play that long sure but a LOT of things have to go his way for that to happen. I wouldn’t expect him to play at a high level in 5 years from now. Besides the ACL he has been fortunate to avoid any other major injury. I hated Peyton Manning as a Pats fan but his injury is/was devastating. His come back was amazing but his quick drop off has been equally shocking. It just shows that eventually it’ll be time to hang them up.

  39. Brady and Manning have always shown each other great mutual respect. Can’t help but wonder if the “a team has to want you”comment isn’t in support of the rumblings around Manning in consideration of the clowns that thought Brady was done after 4 games last year.

    It has been a privilege watching their rivalry the last 15 years. It is a shame it ever has to end, but all good things…

  40. I don’t know, he seems to have really slowed this year now that they’re making him play with regulation balls as opposed to the Nerf balls he’s been getting away with for 14 years. Oh wait, actually, those accusations were laughed out of a federal court of the league’s choosing and he’s the early frontrunner for MVP. Huh…

  41. I see Brady rattled the ultra-pathetic Jest fans’ cage. Too easy, especialy now that they’re butt-sore their butt-fumble has been upstaged, the Jest aren’t even the best joke in football!

  42. I am not a Patriots fan… but I hope he does just to figuratively give the finger to all you yahoos who can’t stand greatness.

    That said I’m guessing the real number is closer to two than ten. Maybe if he repeats this year he walks away? He can’t need the money and what more would he have to prove? He’d have the most SB wins as a QB. And he’d still have his health (presumably).

  43. igotgamenj says:
    Oct 22, 2015 9:20 AM

    Jets D this Sunday and SUH and Wake on Thur… get ready for that cold tub Tommy Boy
    ——————————————————–
    I always chuckle at comments like this. Buffalo talked big until they came up small, Seattle was embarrassed when it came to closing out Tom in the SB and god knows Jet fan twice a year proclaims Toms life is in some sort of danger going up against their team. Dallas rocked Tom early and often but he got up every time and put up 30 on them. Miami at home? There’s a real giggle. Tom’s pretty and outwardly lives the life we’d all probably trade for but that man is tough as nails physically and more importantly mentally. So fans making preposterous claims that Brady will somehow wilt will always make me laugh and also feel pity for the fan who’s only pleasure is that they get to talk tough before the game, watch their team lose and now they have the option to reflexively claim cheating instead of simply giving the man his due. Enjoy the tough talk, Tom Brady will as he usually does will enjoy the victory. As always I defer to Giants fans….you guys get to trash talk all you want, you actually earned the right.

  44. I give him another 5, Brady is a fighter and his competitiveness will keep him going, I mean look what he is doing after the whole deflate gate thing, just because he’s mad he is playing lights out and the Patriots are still undefeated. He will find a way to get it done.

  45. igotgamenj says:
    Oct 22, 2015 9:20 AM
    Jets D this Sunday and SUHaynesworth
    ——————————————————–
    To have the same guy make the same ridiculous point twice isn’t a chuckler, it’s just plain dumb.

  46. Payton Manning can’t throw anymore because the league is cracking down on deflating footballs. He couldn’t grip the ball anymore, so he had to deflate the balls to get the grip.

  47. Patriot fans need to be more like Patriot players who don’t make silly predictions about winning another Super Bowl, don’t tear down other teams, and basically keep their mouth shut and do their job.

  48. When I think about it, its really a positive thing when in your mind your good to go for 10 more years. Eventually that will be paired down to , oh God do I really need to show up at another training camp my legs and arms hurt so bad.

    I look at Peyton and he has dropped off a lot in two years and its called getting old. Brady will not escape this either. I would give him another three years thats for sure.

  49. Brady may end up going to the 49ers to close out his career. Hopefully he wins one more super bowl with the pats and he may even take his next team to one if it is loaded with talent.

  50. This is how it will play out. TB plays 2 more years with NE. Hoodie sees the physical depreciation of TB at 40 years old and says thanks Tom but we have to let you go. TB signs with another team and has a Johnny U/Joe Namath career ending.

  51. If anyone can do it, it’s Brady. As a Pats’ fan, I’m more than okay with his trying. I believe Brady has enough pride that if his performance starts to be below his standards, he won’t have to be told it’s time to go. For right now, Drive for Five, Tom!!!!

  52. azarkhan says:
    Oct 22, 2015 10:19 AM

    Patriot fans need to be more like Patriot players who don’t make silly predictions about winning another Super Bowl, don’t tear down other teams, and basically keep their mouth shut and do their job.

    ——————–

    So Patriots fans are really mean and you don’t like it. Got it.

  53. whatnojets says:
    Oct 22, 2015 10:28 AM
    He will get sacked at least five times this week-end. Book it!!
    —————-
    He got sacked that many times in the Dallas game—-and the Patriots still won….I’ll take that.

  54. indywilson40 says:
    Oct 22, 2015 10:16 AM
    Steroids will get him 10 more years. Seems logical.
    ————–
    bitter in Indy, are we?

  55. He does not mean it.. The reason he said this is to avoid complacency.. Keep him himself motivated.. He wants to be hungry.. And he still hungry to be the best and win. Greatest QB of all time

    Signed Jets Fan.

  56. boiler72 says:
    Oct 22, 2015 10:08 AM

    Baffling how many grown adults still think it’s spelled “superbowl”. I mean, wow.

    —————-

    As opposed to “Super Bowl”? Does that really matter on a message board? They can write SB, superbowl or whatever. I’m sure we all get the point. I get the temptation sometimes, but it’s generally not cool to post about grammar and spelling IMO.

  57. As a Patriots fan, I respect that Brady wants to play as long as he can. He’s earned that. However it does get a bit sad when a player’s ability diminishes to the point that it becomes part of how you remember him. I hope Brady retires before that happens.

    I also realize that some day, there’s the possibility that Brady could be playing for another team. I’ll still root for him if that ever happens. Just don’t play for the Jets. Or the Dolphins. Or the Bills. Or the Steelers. Or the Ravens. Or the Broncos. Though it would be interesting to see how fans of any of those teams would then feel about him.

    So, tell us what it will be like to have Tom on your new team. Once he leaves the rush to jump off the Pat’s bandwagon will be epic. You’ll be holding fan club meetings in an elevator because everyone knows the chowder heads are very poor losers. So who will be your next bandwagon love?

  58. “We just got started with the ‘fake punt team’ now we’re on to the good ole ‘butt fumble team’”

    The Jets are not the same “ole” team. Their new coach has the focused on what they’re doing just like Belichcik does. They’ve stopped yapping and are just working.

    They’re the #1 scoring D and 8th scoring O. They are likely to be the toughest team the Pats face this year.

    And as usual on a Pats article the hater parrots are out “squawk squawk cheater, squawk squawk nobody’s more mindless then us”

  59. jetsfanglenn12 says:
    Oct 22, 2015 9:04 AM

    Brady has to be on hgh. It’s unnatural at this stage to be playing like a 25 year old
    —————–
    Tom has never failed a PED test….but he thanks you for the compliment on how he plays!

  60. Patriot fans need to be more like Patriot players who don’t make silly predictions about winning another Super Bowl, don’t tear down other teams, and basically keep their mouth shut and do their job.
    ——————————————————

    Pats will win 44-09 The Jets are frauds and their fans are blowhards who have no reason to ever believe that horrible green circus will ever win a SB. Have a nice day!

  61. whatnojets says:
    Oct 22, 2015 10:28 AM

    He will get sacked at least five times this week-end. Book it!!
    ==========================
    He got sacked that many times in Dallas and still got 30 points. Playing in Foxborough, he’ll get more, and I just don’t see Fitzy scoring more than 30.

  62. “So Patriots fans are really mean and you don’t like it. Got it.”

    I would have went with really stupid, particularly when it comes to making predictions.

  63. lingsun54 says:Oct 22, 2015 10:36 AM

    I don’t think I could stand seeing that lying cheater in the NFL for the next 10 years. He’s a disgrace to the game.
    ————-
    As evidenced by what, exactly?

  64. “He will get sacked at least five times this week-end. Book it!!”

    Lol whenever someone on this site uses the phrase “book it” whatever they’re claiming will happen invariably does not.

  65. I feel somewhat bad for Patriot fans. Kraft is 1 of 3 people in charge of Goodells salary (which says a lot about them cheating and them only being questioned about it when other teams bring it up) and Kraft being credited with getting the refs what they wanted in the lockout which explains them getting bs calls. With all that being said they only won 4 super bowls? That’s pathetic when your allowed to cheat but 31 other teams are not.

  66. Cheater on a culture of cheating team……

    It’s a shame. He’s a great quarterback. No Montana, but pretty good

  67. I doubt Brady is serious but even if he was, it’s not likely he could do 10 more years and there is no bigger fan around for this guy. If I were to guess I’d say 5 years is quite possible but 10 is just his all out love for this game talking that he can’t seem to control, as well as his passes. Plus his kids will be getting older and needing his attention a lot more then, than now. I do believe no one loves this game more than Brady but as some of the posters have quipped, father time waits for no man and Brady will find out he is no exception. Probably he would have better off not saying anything because unwittingly he gave the Jets some bulletin board material and they’re going to try and make him feel very old after Sunday’s game. Belichick probably already told him, “you should have kept it zipped big guy, you don’t need anymore pressure, than your already going to face come Sunday!”

  68. There’s a 90 year old dude still playing hockey.. Just saw that on tv.. You never know…

    I thought Brady was done in Kansas City last year.. Still can’t believe they went off after that loss.. Impressive!

  69. “Now Brady looks like he has a shot to throw for 6,000 yards, go
    19-0 and cement his place in NFL history with ring number 5 – and then stick around for another decade.”

    ••••••••••••••••••
    Way to jinx your own team.

  70. Heres a simple question to the Haters of Brady & DBs:

    Where is the email or text Brady sent to McNally & Jastremski ordering them to deflate the footballs below 12.5 psi?

    Ill do you 1 better:

    Judge Berman to NFL atty:

    Do you have a text or email from Mr. Brady indicating he ordered the balls below 12.5?

    No said NFL atty.

    Heres a $1 now get your shineboxes

  71. Nobody would admit it, but in their heart of hearts, the vast majority of haters know they would be THRILLED if Tom Brady was the quarterback of their team.

  72. chipwood says:
    Oct 22, 2015 7:13 AM
    I feel somewhat bad for Patriot fans. Kraft is 1 of 3 people in charge of Goodells salary (which says a lot about them cheating and them only being questioned about it when other teams bring it up) and Kraft being credited with getting the refs what they wanted in the lockout which explains them getting bs calls. With all that being said they only won 4 super bowls? That’s pathetic when your allowed to cheat but 31 other teams are not.

    ——————————————————————–
    Your – belonging to you
    You’re – a contraction of the words “you” and “are”.

    Now that we have that resolved, could you please cite one instance of this alleged cheating? It must keep you warm at night to fling accusations without substance to back them up.

    4 Super Bowl victories. 6 appearances. What a decade and a half long run! Here’s to more.

    –Mike

  73. williamshatnerstoupee says:
    Oct 22, 2015 8:55 AM

    He probably will do it. In ten years, he will be protected by the new rules: He will wear a red practice jersey. The defense must wait a full two seconds before they can rush. No blitzing when he’s playing. His receivers cannot be touched until they’ve made the catch. Touching him is against the rules, even brushing up against him will result in a 40-yard penalty. This rule will be strictly enforced. And defensive players cannot wear pads or helmets when playing against him.

    SO KIND OF LIKE THE RULES ARE NOW FOR AARON RODGERS

  74. coloradical420 says:
    Oct 22, 2015 9:52 AM
    until someone blows out his knees and the whole world cheers.

    No, only the 12 trolls.

    Really, what kind of jerk posts something like this? Even more so, why would PFT leave this up?

    Pretty pathetic on both parts.

  75. Don’t bust a gasket, Mike.

    Brady will retire as soon as he can no longer read defenses fast enough, no longer make the correct read most of the time, gets an injury that pr c nts him from playing at the top level, or injured to where he is in too much pain to play.

    As long as he stays better that 75% of the QBs who are competing and the Patriots continue to be better trained and skilled that 80% of the NFL teams out there’ why shouldn’t Brady keep playing?

    After all, NO ONE knows when Father Time will take your skills from you. No one knows escept GOD, and He is not telling.

  76. azarkhan says:
    Oct 22, 2015 10:19 AM

    Patriot fans need to be more like Patriot players who don’t make silly predictions about winning another Super Bowl, don’t tear down other teams, and basically keep their mouth shut and do their job.

    Great suggestion,

    Then all we’d have would be hater comments.
    smh

  77. Fan boys say he will “Eat right” and make it past 35.

    Because no one ever tried that before. Face it, Father Time IS unbeaten and there is an establish pattern of age versus performance to back this all up.

    Brady is human.

  78. bigsausagepizza12 says:
    Oct 22, 2015 12:03 PM
    Yeah it’s easy to throw them pick plays.

    The NEW CRYBABY excuse, Patriots only win because they run pick plays

    CRY some more!

    #CRYBABYNATION

    Ever notice it’s always the same handful of CRYBABIES on ever Patriots article? Can you say jealousy?

  79. bulogne
    This is how it will play out. TB plays 2 more years with NE. Hoodie sees the physical depreciation of TB at 40 years old and says thanks Tom but we have to let you go.
    ===================================

    have to agree

    signed

    McGinest
    Vrabel
    Vinatieri
    Bruschi

  80. His 10 years is like the recent cries to increase the minimum wage. If $15 an hour is good, why not make it $20? Tom why not make it 15? I mean as if 10 is believable you might as well stretch credulity to the comic length.

  81. Brady’s incredible sustained winning ways is a testament to his commitment ,hard work and love for football. I can’t imagine how much work he puts in to be always on top form. Like he said it will take a lot to achieve that goal of playing 10 more years. He’s already mapped that route.
    Seriously… I got distracted while watching the Steelers game because I thought Big Ben looked old and bloated. I almost fell off my seat when it hit me that Brady is older than him. Just look at Brady for crying out loud. He looks younger and play better than Luck. I want some of that avocado ice cream myself…

  82. coloradical420 says:
    Oct 22, 2015 9:52 AM
    until someone blows out his knees and the whole world cheers.

    Only a few depraved souls cheer when a player get hurt. I never feel bad for a team as injuries are part of the game, but I do feel bad for players who suffer season ending injuries.

  83. Brady wants to play 10 more years. Well, if the NFL continues to make rules to protect Brady and the Patriots continue to get away with cheating, I can’t see why he wouldn’t be able to play when he is 70.

  84. “Brady wants to play 10 more years. Well, if the NFL continues to make rules to protect Brady and the Patriots continue to get away with cheating, I can’t see why he wouldn’t be able to play when he is 70.”

    Holy crap. Keep whining you little baby.

  85. The NFL in federal court admitted they had no evidence, Boyles Law proves there was no tampering, yet posters keep insisting Tom cheated.
    The NFL violated federal law, lied about PSI levels, lied about Tom’s testimony, lied about who wanted the appeal sealed, lied about who suspended the 2 employees,& lied about the phone wells said he didn’t need. Lying equals cheating, as the 60 minutes sports special that exonerated Tom said, “cheating with the rules”, the NFL is the one who cheated.

  86. Patriot fans on pft are more annoying than the pro steeler clowns that used to post on here. Be honest, how many pats fans watched a full game the past 2 years?

  87. It’s great that he is psychologically prepared to play for another 10 years. Unfortunately, as most people (athletes or not) eventually learn, the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. Even Tom Brady’s flesh.
    I hope he retires while he is still playing at a high level. It is sad to see superstars like Peyton struggling because they don’t know when to hang it up.

  88. How you look and feel at a certain age is a direct result of the decisions you make in your life.
    ———————————————-

    unlike Tom, I have not chosen wisely 🙁

  89. Anyone worrying about Brady playing his final playing years anywhere other than NE doesn’t understand the relationship that Kraft, Brady and Belichick have. Brady could be hauling down far more coin than what he is right now, but doesn’t. He doesn’t want it because he understands the long term value of being a TRUE FRANCHISE player.

    Sure, he still makes plenty of dosh now, but he is also guaranteed to have a life long position of importance and security in the Patriots organization for as long as Kraft and the hoodie are on the scene, maybe even after. Being a franchise fan hero in a sports frenzied place like the New England area will no doubt present many business opportunities after his playing days are over.

    The haters all want to chant “cheater” with zero evidence and a blatant smear attempt, but none of that really matters here in New England. Nobody is buying that load of BS here.

    Brady is exactly the kind of role model athlete that a fan base can get behind. You just wish he was your QB.

  90. So, fans whose teams have lost to Brady constantly for next to a generation call him a lowlife, liar, and a cheater because he likes the football at 12.5 (legal pressure) as opposed to 13.5 (legal pressure)?

    We, and all other rational humans are just fine with that and, mostly, just feel bad for you now. Good luck working your misguided issues out as Brady, Belichick, and the Patriots march towards the Super Bowl yet again.

    Good Times.

  91. They will have to drag Brady kicking and screaming out of an NFL dressing room, be it two years from now, five, or whatever number it ends up being. That is a huge part of what makes him so great. That fire to compete starts to leave some guys as they get older and accumulate success, but there is zero evidence that this is happening to Brady…

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