Happy birthday, Tom Brady

AP

Tom Brady has survived yet another trip around the sun.

He’s 41 as of today, a rare starting quarterback still functioning at a high level a year into his fifth decade, and still (supposedly) determined to play until he’s 45.

Whether he means it remains to be seen. For the past few years, I’ve believed that Brady simply wants to never have a Jeter-style farewell season, for a variety of reasons. Brady instead wants to be done when he’s done, with no advance warning or notice. Saying he intends to play longer than he actually plays would be the only practical way to pull it off.

Some think that he’ll walk away with one more Super Bowl win. Others think he’s got two years left, Super Bowl win or not. Both positions assume that he’ll ultimately be able to walk away on his own terms.

As a league source pointed out a year or so ago, the thing to watch with Brady isn’t his arm but his legs. Although when he decides to go vertical he looks like he’s chasing a kid who just stole his skis, Brady continues to have the ability to adroitly and effectively move and slide in the pocket, avoiding pressure and ducking big hits. The moment he can’t do that is the moment his performance begins to crumble, with every game becoming like one of those rare games when the defensive line gets to Brady early and often enough to make him look mortal.

He definitely is mortal. And he definitely won’t continue to play football indefnitely. I think.

Either way, happy birthday.

115 responses to “Happy birthday, Tom Brady

  1. See that NFL, nobody else gets Happy Birthday wishes from Florio. Dont be jelly Ben, Dak, Aaron, Eli or Andy, DeShaun, and Jimmy.

  2. Happy B-Day TB12….. Been an honor to watch you become the G.O.A.T.!!!!!
    Hope you get 2-3 more rings before you hang up the cleats
    Go Pats

  3. Can we get a side by side pic of Brady at 41 vs Ken Stabler at 41? It’s pretty amazing.

  4. chieftaindawg says:
    August 3, 2018 at 8:23 am
    See that NFL, nobody else gets Happy Birthday wishes from Florio. Dont be jelly Ben, Dak, Aaron, Eli or Andy, DeShaun, and Jimmy.

    ———————
    When they are starting another season at the top of the NFL at 41 years old their birthdays will have just as much significance as this one.

  5. 505yds in the SB against a pretty good D – smashing the 466yd record (which was also his). Apart from the ever-present risk of major injury, he prob could play past 45 (Warren Moon played well til 44, and Brady is much better). His longer passes might begin to look a tad feathery at times over the next few years, but the west-coast offense is more short pass anyway. He rarely runs, and gets rid of the ball uber-quick. And his pocket awareness, ability to read defenses and his leadership will only get better (if that were possible). That said, one more SB ring will prob see him retire. Happy Birthday kid.

  6. Coffeehog says:
    August 3, 2018 at 8:29 am
    chieftaindawg says:
    August 3, 2018 at 8:23 am
    See that NFL, nobody else gets Happy Birthday wishes from Florio. Dont be jelly Ben, Dak, Aaron, Eli or Andy, DeShaun, and Jimmy.

    ———————
    When they are starting another season at the top of the NFL at 41 years old their birthdays will have just as much significance as this one.
    ————————
    Perfectly answered. Well done. 🙂

  7. “I hope he has enough psi to blow out those candles.”

    Its a shame so many people are so poorly educated they failed 5th grade science. Its also a shame that people who generally don’t believe a single thing Goodell says choose to believe his 56 documented lies of framegate.

  8. stucats says:
    August 3, 2018 at 8:36 am
    The Patriots will smell like a dirty goat this year. BTW, i heard Tommy is getting a new cell phone for his b-day.

    longtimefanh8tr says:
    August 3, 2018 at 8:38 am
    I hope he has enough psi to blow out those candles.

    315judman says:
    August 3, 2018 at 8:44 am
    Has he responded to these birthday wishes by destroying his birth certificate?

    Again

    Can you say “trying too hard “

  9. Even Tom Brady’s enimies send him Birthday and Christmas cards ,,the ultimate sign of fear or respect you make the choice !

  10. Brady’s birthday will be remembered for a very long time because after he retires he’ll remain in the spotlight as a prominent politician on the national stage.

  11. Just because you hit 40, it doesn’t mean you should start looking like Dr. Phil. Lift heavy, eat right, keep your test levels up and stay away from drugs people. There is no reason why you can’t feel just as good at 40 as you did at 24. If you smoke cigs and eat Mcdonalds everyday, that’s not the fault of age.

  12. longtimefanh8tr says:
    August 3, 2018 at 8:38 am
    I hope he has enough psi to blow out those candles.

    315judman says:
    August 3, 2018 at 8:44 am
    Has he responded to these birthday wishes by destroying his birth certificate?

    Again

    Can you say “trying too hard “
    _______________________________________________________________

    And you take yourself too seriously. If you can’t handle a little trash talk then go run to your safe place. I thought people from Boston were tougher than that

  13. According to recent information Goodell gave Brady the opportunity to throw the equipment guys under the bus in the deflategate mess and absolve himself of any wrongdoing. Brady refused professing innocence for everyone involved. Brady is not only the face of the NFL, whether Goodell likes it or not, but he is also a standup guy. He deserves the highest respect.

  14. Interesting report out there that Goodell did in fact offer Brady an opportunity to pay just a fine for Deflategate with no suspension as long as Brady agreed to publicly blame the equipment guys.

    Brady being a man of integrity told #LyinRoger to go pound sand. He really is a despicable commissioner as well as his yes men.

  15. Congratulations to one of the greats – but let’s be honest…if he played in the 70s or 80s his career would have been over 5 years ago like every other quarterback. Better nutrition, training and rules protecting the QB these days. Many of the old timers are in constant pain or at least not very mobile anymore while Brady, Manning and Rodgers will be out playing golf together in their 70s.

  16. BuffaloSportsTown says:
    August 3, 2018 at 9:10 am
    Happy Birthday to the GOAT, Marv Levy
    ——
    0-4

    🙂

  17. Gonna be a lot of people upset when he decides to bow out.
    Gonna be a lot more people finding themselves with substantial free time on their hands if they can’t be following every TB tidbit in the news to post foolish and inane commentary on it.

  18. learysdisciples says:

    August 3, 2018 at 8:20 am

    Why is he be singled out? Why not wish every player a happy birthday?
    ————————————————————————–
    Because every NFL football player has a birthday…….

    Not many have a 41st and are still Playing…… That why it is special.. (sarcasm)

  19. Flash1287 says:
    August 3, 2018 at 8:51 am
    stucats says:
    August 3, 2018 at 8:36 am
    The Patriots will smell like a dirty goat this year. BTW, i heard Tommy is getting a new cell phone for his b-day.

    longtimefanh8tr says:
    August 3, 2018 at 8:38 am
    I hope he has enough psi to blow out those candles.

    315judman says:
    August 3, 2018 at 8:44 am
    Has he responded to these birthday wishes by destroying his birth certificate?

    Again

    Can you say “trying too hard “
    __________________
    No………..
    Those were pretty good. And accurate.

  20. araidersfan says:
    August 3, 2018 at 9:02 am
    Brady’s birthday will be remembered for a very long time because after he retires he’ll remain in the spotlight as a prominent politician on the national stage.
    ———
    Nah. Popular opinion for sure but I can’t see it with his personality and I doubt Gisele would be ok with it anyway…

  21. Brady’s arm strength has always been underrated. He may not be accurate with the long ball, but he can still heave it way downfield and he throws it hard on a line with the best of them. The key though, and this relates directly to the article, is that his movement in the pocket has improved significantly in the past few years to where he may be better at navigating the pocket than any other QB in the league.

  22. Brady’s arm strength has always been underrated. He may not be accurate with the long ball, but he can still heave it way downfield and he throws it hard on a line with the best of them.
    ——-
    You need to have a very strong arm to run the kind of offense the Patriots do.

    If Brady had anything less than that then he would have no championships and probably wouldn’t still be in the league.

  23. “Brady’s arm strength has always been underrated. He may not be accurate with the long ball, but he can still heave it way downfield and he throws it hard on a line with the best of them.”

    He was #1 in the league last season in completions of 40+ yards in the air, and #3 in completions of 20+ yards in the air. He’s as accurate as it gets on the long ball. The accuracy comment would have been correct 7-10 years ago, but has improved significantly the last few seasons.

  24. @buckyfan1965 says:

    “Happy birthday GOAT! Owning the NFL since 2001!’

    Really? Sooooooo, losing 3 times to the NFC East in the SB equals “owning” the NFL?

    Whatever floats your boat, Orville.

  25. I saw some video of the Pats Monday night practice inside the stadium for the season ticket holders and there smiles everywhere at the end, but we were specifically told that the Pats don’t have any fun.

    We were told this, so it has to be true.

  26. scorpion42 says:
    August 3, 2018 at 9:06 am
    Keep up the good work, Tommy.
    Happy 41 to one of the best ever.

    ———————-

    One of?

    LMAO

    What are you people going to do if he helps win another?

  27. shogunassasin30 says:
    August 3, 2018 at 9:05 am
    longtimefanh8tr says:
    August 3, 2018 at 8:38 am
    I hope he has enough psi to blow out those candles.

    315judman says:
    August 3, 2018 at 8:44 am
    Has he responded to these birthday wishes by destroying his birth certificate?

    Again

    Can you say “trying too hard “
    _______________________________________________________________

    And you take yourself too seriously. If you can’t handle a little trash talk then go run to your safe place. I thought people from Boston were tougher than that

    We are, but after 15+ years of the same tired idiocy from the same idiots we become a bit annoyed. Bring your A game or don’t bother showing up.

  28. GoodellMustGo says:
    August 3, 2018 at 9:10 am
    Interesting report out there that Goodell did in fact offer Brady an opportunity to pay just a fine for Deflategate with no suspension as long as Brady agreed to publicly blame the equipment guys.

    Brady being a man of integrity told #LyinRoger to go pound sand. He really is a despicable commissioner as well as his yes men.

    ————————

    I saw that. That reinforces even more that it was a frame job. The biggest disappointment was Kraft benidng over the sink aghain in May of 2015, before Brady had his day in court.

    I don’t get why Kraft just didn’t ignore the noise and tell the owners Brady has rights?

    Instead, Kraft becomes obsessed with “good of the league” crap, yet he knew his team was going to be cheated yet again with another faux scandal.

  29. GoodellMustGo says:
    August 3, 2018 at 9:10 am
    Interesting report out there that Goodell did in fact offer Brady an opportunity to pay just a fine for Deflategate with no suspension as long as Brady agreed to publicly blame the equipment guys.

    Brady being a man of integrity told #LyinRoger to go pound sand. He really is a despicable commissioner as well as his yes men.

    30 3 Rate This

    So you tell us Goodell is liar. So I have a hard time believing you want us to believe anything Goodell says.

  30. jsrdc says:
    August 3, 2018 at 9:52 am
    @buckyfan1965 says:

    “Happy birthday GOAT! Owning the NFL since 2001!’

    Really? Sooooooo, losing 3 times to the NFC East in the SB equals “owning” the NFL?

    Whatever floats your boat, Orville.

    Is there another team that has been to more than 8 Super Bowls and won half of them?

  31. And as a special gift, the NFL officiating staff gave him his very own yellow flag, so he no longer has to turn and nod at an official to get a penalty called.

  32. NinersFan1973 says:
    August 3, 2018 at 9:49 am
    Never been a fan of the guy.

    Could not have more respect for him though.

    ———————–

    That doesn’t make any sense. You couldn’t have more respect for him, but were never a fan of a 6th rd pick from the SF area who worked his tail off to become the greatest ever, after almost not being drafted?

    lol

  33. learysdisciples says:
    August 3, 2018 at 8:20 am
    Why is he be singled out? Why not wish every player a happy birthday?
    *********************************************************
    Not every player is a 41 year old GOAT QB, snowflake.

    He’s still the man.

  34. So you tell us Goodell is liar. So I have a hard time believing you want us to believe anything Goodell says.
    —-
    I tell you Goodell is a liar because he IS a liar. I never said this report came from him.

    Brady has integrity. #LyinRoger has none. Period.

  35. elmerbrownelmerbrown says:
    August 3, 2018 at 9:48 am
    I wonder what Lane Johnson and Jason Kelce have to say about birthdays ?

    ————

    Who the heck is Lane Johnson?

  36. silvernblacksabbath says:
    August 3, 2018 at 8:25 am
    Can we get a side by side pic of Brady at 41 vs Ken Stabler at 41? It’s pretty amazing.
    ____________
    That’s because Stabler lived a fast lane, hard, rock and roll lifestyle.
    Tammy is a pampered princess

  37. srdc says:
    August 3, 2018 at 9:52 am
    @buckyfan1965 says:

    “Happy birthday GOAT! Owning the NFL since 2001!’

    Really? Sooooooo, losing 3 times to the NFC East in the SB equals “owning” the NFL?

    Whatever floats your boat, Orville.

    ————
    How many QBs have won more Super Bowl rings than Brady? 🙂

  38. “So you tell us Goodell is liar. ”

    After Judge Berman ordered the transcripts of Brady’s interviews with Ted Wells released, it was found Goodell had told 56 lies about Brady and what he said in those interviews.

    The league fought tooth and nail to prevent those transcripts from being released because they knew Roger had lied over and over. If it hadn’t been for a fair minded judge who didn’t like the league coming to him with a pile of lies we would never have known.

    What’s even sadder is a lot of people on here who generally don’t believe a word out of Goodell’s mouth and have posted so over and over, believe everything he said about framegate and ignore the findings that came from Judge Berman’s court and actions.

  39. tylawspick6 says:
    August 3, 2018 at 10:00 am
    scorpion42 says:
    August 3, 2018 at 9:06 am
    Keep up the good work, Tommy.
    Happy 41 to one of the best ever.

    ———————-

    One of?

    LMAO

    What are you people going to do if he helps win another?

    ——-
    No NFL QB will ever win 5 Super Bowl rings again. That’s a record Brady has permanently. What an amazing accomplishment in this era. WOW!

    🙂

  40. superpatriotsfan says:
    August 3, 2018 at 10:30 am
    With all of the recent success of the Patriots, you would figure their fans would be happy but they are so sensitive. Why?

    ——
    You confuse amusement for sensitivity. 🙂

  41. harrisonhits2 says:
    August 3, 2018 at 10:29 am
    “So you tell us Goodell is liar. ”

    After Judge Berman ordered the transcripts of Brady’s interviews with Ted Wells released, it was found Goodell had told 56 lies about Brady and what he said in those interviews.

    The league fought tooth and nail to prevent those transcripts from being released because they knew Roger had lied over and over. If it hadn’t been for a fair minded judge who didn’t like the league coming to him with a pile of lies we would never have known.

    What’s even sadder is a lot of people on here who generally don’t believe a word out of Goodell’s mouth and have posted so over and over, believe everything he said about framegate and ignore the findings that came from Judge Berman’s court and actions.

    ——-
    Yep.

    #integrity

  42. And here’s to you, Tom Brady—————————-Jesus loves you more than you will know God bless you please, Tom Brady—————–Heaven holds a place for those who play like you We’d like to know a little about you for our files–We’d like to help you learn to help yourself Look around you, all you see are sympathetic eyes——–Stroll about the grounds until you feel your playing at home, no matter which city your in———Happy 41st Birthday Tom Brady, GOAT!

  43. FoozieGrooler says:
    August 3, 2018 at 10:11 am
    And as a special gift, the NFL officiating staff gave him his very own yellow flag, so he no longer has to turn and nod at an official to get a penalty called

    ——-
    The James play was clearly not a catch by rule.

    Steelers got destroyed by Bortles in the playoffs.

    Dr Rydze is no longer on the payroll.

    Window closed.

    Tee hee 🙂

  44. Celebrate your man crush/hero… by talking about how he was a victim of conspiracies…

    Yet I’m supposed to believe he’s the ‘GOAT’??..

  45. Can’t believe he’s 41 and still at the top of the league. I don’t think it will last much longer in fact I see him retiring in 2 years maybe 3 tops. Gonna be a shame when he’s done because I don’t think besides Montana, Brees, and Rodgers there’s ever been a qb at or close to his level.

  46. itsalwaysabout says:
    August 3, 2018 at 10:01 am
    shogunassasin30 says:
    August 3, 2018 at 9:05 am
    longtimefanh8tr says:
    August 3, 2018 at 8:38 am
    I hope he has enough psi to blow out those candles.

    315judman says:
    August 3, 2018 at 8:44 am
    Has he responded to these birthday wishes by destroying his birth certificate?

    Again

    Can you say “trying too hard “
    _______________________________________________________________

    And you take yourself too seriously. If you can’t handle a little trash talk then go run to your safe place. I thought people from Boston were tougher than that

    We are, but after 15+ years of the same tired idiocy from the same idiots we become a bit annoyed. Bring your A game or don’t bother showing up.
    ______________________
    So is “raise a banner” 36 times on every Colts article considered “A Game”?

  47. With all of the recent success of the Patriots, you would figure their fans would be happy but they are so sensitive. Why?
    _________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    We’re sensitive? Says the guy who comes on every Pats thread trolling and created a fake Pats account name.

  48. Celebrate your man crush/hero… by talking about how he was a victim of conspiracies…

    Yet I’m supposed to believe he’s the ‘GOAT’??..
    _________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Well he was, but that’s besides the point. You are welcomed to believe whatever you want, but that doesn’t change the fact that he is widely considered the GOAT. At 41 he is coming off an MVP season and was just voted the #1 player heading into the 2018 season. If that’s not impressive, I don’t know what is.

  49. shogunassasin30 says:
    August 3, 2018 at 9:05 am

    And you take yourself too seriously. If you can’t handle a little trash talk then go run to your safe place. I thought people from Boston were tougher than that.

    ———————————————————————————–

    you have bad info …. they are soft.

  50. crush22 says:
    August 3, 2018 at 10:59 am
    itsalwaysabout says:
    August 3, 2018 at 10:01 am
    shogunassasin30 says:
    August 3, 2018 at 9:05 am
    longtimefanh8tr says:
    August 3, 2018 at 8:38 am
    I hope he has enough psi to blow out those candles.

    315judman says:
    August 3, 2018 at 8:44 am
    Has he responded to these birthday wishes by destroying his birth certificate?

    Again

    Can you say “trying too hard “
    _______________________________________________________________

    And you take yourself too seriously. If you can’t handle a little trash talk then go run to your safe place. I thought people from Boston were tougher than that

    We are, but after 15+ years of the same tired idiocy from the same idiots we become a bit annoyed. Bring your A game or don’t bother showing up.
    ______________________
    So is “raise a banner” 36 times on every Colts article considered “A Game”?

    From Mr cut&paste *cheater* comment? You don’t even belong here. I also don’t defend so-called pats fans who are nothing but trolls. You’d think 40 years of taking grief from Steeler/Raider/Dolphin fans would have taught them a lesson. Ya, you guys were the original trolls. Those trolling pats fans, though deserving of sweet revenge, don’t have the good sense to enjoy what they have.

  51. “So is “raise a banner” 36 times on every Colts article considered “A Game”?”

    Most of the people doing so are not Pats fans. Personally I find all these tired attempts at trash talk just that, tired and ineffectual because they’ve been posted so often.

  52. phinatic29 says:
    August 3, 2018 at 11:32 am
    shogunassasin30 says:
    August 3, 2018 at 9:05 am

    And you take yourself too seriously. If you can’t handle a little trash talk then go run to your safe place. I thought people from Boston were tougher than that.

    ———————————————————————————–

    you have bad info …. they are soft.

    _________________________________________

    Just like the Dolphins.

  53. I’m an Eagles fan and like most non-Pats fans am sick of seeing them in the AFCG &/or SB every year. But you have to admit that Brady is probably the greatest QB ever to play the game, and really hasn’t shown any signs of decline yet. Will be interesting to see how long he can keep playing.

  54. Crush22 is busy brainstorming another aingle sentence fragment that says “Patsie*” in it. That sort of brilliance and critical analysis takes time.

    Over here in reality, tha Patriots are sitting on a pile of well-deserved Lombardis,

    Winners are busy winning and the excuse-makers make their excuses. It’s the way the world has always been.

    Good luck to the Colts this season.

  55. That’s not a super bowl team. They’ll probably be the 1 or 2 seed because of their easy division, but they aren’t going to Atlanta.

    Jax is going to trade for Foles. Just watch.

  56. crush22 says:
    August 3, 2018 at 10:59 am

    So is “raise a banner” 36 times on every Colts article considered “A Game”?

    ————————
    To be fair the Patriot fans were far from alone laughing at you guys for that one it was the entire freaking league. The comments you speak of come from all over. It can be estimated that only about 1/31 of them come from Pats fans.

    I respected Andrew Luck for saying it annoyed him to see that up there. He gets it and I do hope you guys get him back strong this year.

  57. “you have bad info …. they are soft.”

    This Pats fans got tripped up walking into London Heathrow Airport last December and the 100 pounds of stuff in my bags slammed me down breaking my left hip. I still got on the 8 hour flight back to Boston and went straight to the emergency room here in RI from the airport.

    Until you do something like that I feel entirely comfortable that you’re just a bit softer than I am.

  58. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    August 3, 2018 at 11:31 am
    The best system QB to ever do it. Happy birthday!

    —————————
    You are one of the most predictable of all the anti Patriot trolls we get here. On all the Brady articles you look for ways to slip in thatbterm “system qb” and then on all the Belichick articles you like to slip in how he would ge nothing without Brady. But its all goid. A Chippy attitude like that just enhances the banter.

  59. I do see the Pats fans as being sensitive, I see the fans of other teams just trolling Patriot articles because they are both jealous & envious & want us fans to feel as bad about our team as they do about theirs…….
    YEAH, GOOD LUCK WITH THAT ONE!!!!!!!!!
    Go Brady, Go Pats!!!

  60. crush22 says:
    August 3, 2018 at 10:26 am

    That’s because Stabler lived a fast lane, hard, rock and roll lifestyle.
    Tammy is a pampered princess

    **************************

    Maybe if “Snake” hadn’t “lived a fast lane, hard, rock and roll lifestyle”, he have had 5 rings instead of just one.

  61. How come the league still hasn’t released the PSI measurements collected in the 2015 season?

    🙂

    #IKnowWhy
    #UKnowWhy
    #PatriotHaterKnowsWhyAndTheyDontLikeTheAnswer

  62. Maybe if “Snake” hadn’t “lived a fast lane, hard, rock and roll lifestyle”, he have had 5 rings instead of just one.
    =====

    Should have gone with the “other” PEDs

  63. Can we all chip in for a left tackle? I’m afraid he’ll take more hits than last year. Get rid of it quick, Tommy! We need ya

  64. homerhunter says:
    August 3, 2018 at 12:48 pm
    Reportedly, Tom plans to play until he is 50 to break all of Peyton Manning’s records, who retired at the age of 38.

    The razor thin margin that’s left in favor of Manning during regular season vanishes when you look at playoffs. Manning was also sacked far less than Brady but garnered far more RTP and DPI flags. Manning does win in the raw numbers version of INT but (6 less than Brady) but he did play in 10 less playoff games so he leads with an INT every .92 playoff games while TB is .83. Perhaps if INdy had a ‘system” that prevented PM from having to throw his arm out of the socket to win every week he might still be playing.

  65. tedmurph says:
    August 3, 2018 at 4:32 pm
    The arguments about Brady vs Manning or Montana have been settled.

    ——-

    Not yet. People still wonder is it the system or Brady? Is it Belichick or Brady? Is it Kraft or Brady? Manning and Montana had success with different organizations. Brady is yet to do that.

  66. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    August 3, 2018 at 4:46 pm
    tedmurph says:
    August 3, 2018 at 4:32 pm
    The arguments about Brady vs Manning or Montana have been settled.

    ——-

    Not yet. People still wonder is it the system or Brady? Is it Belichick or Brady? Is it Kraft or Brady? Manning and Montana had success with different organizations. Brady is yet to do that.

    —————

    The only “people” who wonder these things are those making excuses…..like you Jets fan

  67. patsfan4lifesbchamps
    Aug 3, 2018, 4:46 PM EDT
    tedmurph says:
    August 3, 2018 at 4:32 pm
    The arguments about Brady vs Manning or Montana have been settled.

    ——-

    Not yet. People still wonder is it the system or Brady? Is it Belichick or Brady? Is it Kraft or Brady? Manning and Montana had success with different organizations. Brady is yet to do that.

    That’s probably because Brady has never been replaced by another QB. In fact, the Patriots had their next quarterback ready to replace Brady but Brady proved to be so good that they had to trade the guy. Too bad Manning and Montana weren’t good enough to keep playing for their original teams. Brady will retire a Patriot because he’s going to still be good enough when he decides to hang it up

  68. homerhunter says: August 3, 2018 at 12:48 pm
    “Reportedly, Tom plans to play until he is 50 to break all of Peyton Manning’s records, who retired at the age of 38.”

    ======================

    Peyton was drafted in 1998, two years ahead of Brady, and started in his rookie year. Tom sat out his rookie year in 2000 and started the next year. So Peyton had a 3 year head start over Brady. So this year Brady will match Peyton’s regular season playing time. Their regular season stats are similar but obviously has the edge in post-season and Super Bowl.

  69. RE: Roger Goodell’s lies about Brady and his excessive gas syndrome…
    I chalk it up to what appears to be a trend in the U.S.; there are many dim bulbs whose anthem is “Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies” sung by the orange tanner.

    Lies, and those who swallow them.

    mmm

    yummy lies.
    ‘merka!

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