At age 42, even a mediocre year would be unprecedented for Tom Brady

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When Tom Brady had a good season last year at the age of 41, he was doing something exceedingly rare in the NFL, but not totally unprecedented: Warren Moon played pretty well at age 41, and Vinny Testaverde and Brett Favre both had their moments after their 41st birthdays.

But unless Brady gets hurt or totally falls off a cliff this year, Brady really will do something unprecedented.

Brady will turn 42 in August, and that really is an age at which no quarterback has ever had even a mediocre NFL season. George Blanda threw six touchdowns as a 43-year-old in 1970, and that’s the most touchdowns any quarterback has ever thrown in a season after turning 42.

Modern training and improved medicine may make it easier for quarterbacks to last longer in the NFL, so perhaps some of the quarterbacks who came along in the years after Brady — Drew Brees or Philip Rivers or Ben Roethlisberger — could replicate his longevity. But more likely we’ll see in the years to come that Brady is simply an extreme outlier, one who has played at a high level for longer than any other quarterback.

106 responses to “At age 42, even a mediocre year would be unprecedented for Tom Brady

  1. Not to diminsh his achievements, but the rule changes are also in favor of QBs playing longer.

  2. If the rules were not changed in the past hand full of years, to protect the QB, he would already be done.

    Go away Tammie!

  3. Big dolphins fan. He is the GOAT. Been brutal but everyone has to admire what he has done……that being said, I will have a few adult beverages the day he retires….if he ever does! LOL!

  4. Vikesr4reel says:

    May 12, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Overrated much!!

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    I would try to debate you, but as a Vikings fan, you are the foremost expert on over rated.

  5. Improved medicine??? In other words , undetectable PEDs The best that money can buy??!!

  6. But can Brady also kick FGs like Blanda did?
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    just tee it up once with a playoff game on the line and you’ll wet yourself betting against him.

  7. The rule changes are most likely the reason these quarterbacks are lasting or projected to last into their 40s. Growing up I saw enough football in the early 80s to now to know it’s just a completely different game for quarterbacks. Today you can’t hit below the knees and you can’t hit above the shoulders. In the past I remember the only time defenses seemed to get penalized for hit the quarterback was if they hit him well after he had passed the ball. Before then they treated the QB like a rag doll if they got to him before he got rid of the ball. They hit him high, low, anywhere. There are plenty of things that Brady has done that I think is amazing but playing well into his 40s isn’t one of them. This is the outcome the owners had been pushing for for years. I fully expect most good to elite QBs to play into their late 30s/early 40s going forward if they want to.

  8. struckgold49er says:
    May 12, 2019 at 7:52 pm
    Improved medicine??? In other words , undetectable PEDs The best that money can buy??!!

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    LOL!!! Yeah, Brady sure looks like he’s on the roids! Some of these brain dead comments crack me up!

  9. Best ever, but I have a hunch he’s pushing it. Wouldn’t surprise me if a year from now, Pats fans are wishing he’d retire.

  10. It’s amazing what a person can accomplish when he’s allowed to cheat with little repercussions, and rules are changed to accommodate said person..

  11. Edward Halverson says:
    May 12, 2019 at 7:42 pm
    If the rules were not changed in the past hand full of years, to protect the QB, he would already be done.

    Go away, take your own advice!

  12. No Pats fan but the dude is simply unbelievable, the best to ever play the position.

    NE owes their legacy to this man, I know people will say its Belichik, but it still
    has to be done on the field and Brady has done it time after time against the best the
    NFL had to throw at him.

  13. The new reviewable pass interference rule might stop tom brady
    from getting gifted hundreds of bogus pass interference penalties.

    Unfortunately… the new reviewable pass interference rule
    will see that tom brady gets gifted 1st downs and second/third chances
    when belicheat throws the flag to review the defense’s pass coverage.

    NOW… expect a ton of freebies for brady and the patriots
    for DBs barely brushing against guys.

  14. Curtfj , Peyton sure didn’t look like he was on PEDs but that didn’t stop you patriot clowns from whining and crying about it and saying he was. So which side is it? You patriot hypocrites never cease to amaze me

  15. hermanmerman99 says:
    May 12, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    Curtfj , Peyton sure didn’t look like he was on PEDs
    —————————————————————————————Are you kidding? Manning has the same enormous head that Barry Bonds does. You think that was natural?

  16. Pure Class. The Best. Always took LESS because he knew it was a TEAM game. A leader. A Role Model. A Husband. A Father.
    A ICON.

  17. 1andDone says:
    May 12, 2019 at 7:37 pm
    Not to diminsh his achievements, but the rule changes are also in favor of QBs playing longer.

    Longer and better. Cant touch anyone.

  18. thermanmerman99 says:
    May 12, 2019 at 8:21 pm
    Curtfj , Peyton sure didn’t look like he was on PEDs but that didn’t stop you patriot clowns from whining and crying about it and saying he was. So which side is it? You patriot hypocrites never cease to amaze me
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    Has Brady EVER been linked to any PEDs?

    Manning went to a European clinic well-known for HGH and HGH were sent to him home. He had his wife take the fall for him.

    As usual, another bandwagon “fan” has no clue what’s he was talking about… SMH

  19. thermanmerman99 says:
    May 12, 2019 at 8:21 pm
    Curtfj , Peyton sure didn’t look like he was on PEDs but that didn’t stop you patriot clowns from whining and crying about it and saying he was. So which side is it? You patriot hypocrites never cease to amaze me

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    umm, he was on PEDs

    lol

    Manning was caught red handed and lied and pulled a Clemens

  20. thermanmerman99, that’s because HGH was literally delivered to Peyton’s house when he was out of commission. But of course the lemmings buy the it was for my wife excuse.

  21. Greatest QB of all time
    More championships than any other QBs ever
    Wife makes more money than he does
    Never seems to age
    Knocked up not one but TWO supermodels

    I think it’s pretty obvious he has made a deal with the devil. Nothing else coulf possibly explain it!

  22. Gotta respect what he’s done, he’s the best at his position & prepares well. Hats off to the Patriots fans out there too for not being too obnoxious like some of the other teams fans out there.

  23. Edward Halverson says:
    May 12, 2019 at 7:42 pm
    If the rules were not changed in the past hand full of years, to protect the QB, he would already be done.

    Go away Tammie!

    Always cracks me up when the brave keyboard warriors call him “Tammie”. Here’s an idea: why don’t you man up and go call Tom that to his face?

    Thought so.

  24. Besides his amazing talent, his healthy diet also contributes to his longevity as a NFL superstar.

  25. Brady is on the same HGH as Alex Rodriguez. They even look alike. Brady is as fake as his hair plugs and the gutless NFL will never expose it

  26. He’s already proven that he is the GOAT, so it makes one wonder why continue to jeopardize your health at his age when there is so many more things to do in life. Hope as he gets older, that his health doesn’t deteriorate like at age 50. Seen too many players whose health kinda decline at that age.

  27. Bree’s could possibly match his career length but Rivers looks to be playing on borrowed time as is. Old Big Ben never appears to be that concerned with the nutritional and workout routine as Brady.

  28. If Brady played in the 80’s he would’ve been retired 5 years ago, the rule changes are indeed unprecedented.

  29. thermanmerman99 says:
    May 12, 2019 at 8:53 pm
    Brady is on the same HGH as Alex Rodriguez. They even look alike. Brady is as fake as his hair plugs and the gutless NFL will never expose it
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    Sigh

  30. struckgold49er says:
    May 12, 2019 at 7:52 pm
    Improved medicine??? In other words , undetectable PEDs The best that money can buy??!!
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    Yeah other athletes should really try it. Eating healthy, treating your body like a temple, and dedicating part of your life to it. Totally undetectable!!

  31. danielsong39 says:
    May 12, 2019 at 9:27 pm
    If Brady played in the 80’s he would’ve been retired 5 years ago, the rule changes are indeed unprecedented.

    6 3 Rate This

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    laughable

    the ball is out so fast, it would not have mattered

  32. I feel like Brady’s got 2 more years left. Would I bet against him winning one more championship? absolutely not

  33. The greatest ever. Longevity and dedication, plus his unselfish love for the game has brought Patriots Nation more JOY then ever expected!! 6 Lombardis are awesome, and the salty tears of JEALOUS FANS were icing on the cake!! Thank you Tom and keep going! The STAIRWAY TO SEVEN 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆

  34. Big Ben had the Best stats of his career at age 37! 34 tds to 16 ints, 67 comp% 97 qb rating and 5100 yds to boot. In 2008 he had 17 tds to 15 ints, 3500 yds and a rating in the 80’s.

  35. charliecharger says:
    May 12, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    Montana is the best QB to ever play.
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    Dude, that ship sailed 2 SBs ago.

  36. kd75 says:
    May 12, 2019 at 7:44 pm
    But can Brady also kick FGs like Blanda did?
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    Thank you!

    Back when football was football!

  37. Sorry I meant I’d cut him based on that performance and his contract or I tell him he needs to renegotiate and restructure significantly. He was God awful in that Super Bowl.

  38. carloswlassiter says:
    May 12, 2019 at 10:25 pm
    The jealous rants are delicious and have been for almost 20 years.
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    Enjoy it.

    Wont last forever.

  39. I wonder why, if it is simply the rule changes that make it possible for Tom Brady to play so long, why isn’t everybody doing it. Most quarterbacks five years younger than him are hanging it up. Of course there are exceptions like Brees. But for the most part he is still the only one who has accomplished what he has done, by playing well so late into his career.

  40. It sounds like some complaining about rule changes helping QBs play longer. Well I loathe Tom Brady but I love the rule changes. There’s already a dearth of franchise QBs, so why wouldn’t we want the best ones around for as long as possible?

  41. I am not a Pats fan but Tom Brady is must see tv. He is a witch under center and I always like to see what he brings to the game. NO PLAYER has ever played with more passion. He’s an animal on game day. The NFL could use more Tom Brady’s but he is one of a kind. I enjoy him while I can.

  42. Give the man his much earned dues. He was over the hill last season and walked away with another Lombardi. He and his coach are masters of adjustment and preparing for the season. He’s one of the greatest big game QBs we’ve seen so far and that pains me to say that about a guy from Xichigan.

  43. Longevity is one thing but staying at a high level is the key. So the combination of longevity at high level, winning regular season games and playoff games, and multiple championships pretty much place him in the elite group of precious few athletes in any sport to be qualified as the best ever. He has the stats and rings to back it up and on top of that is his leadership, especially in a team sport like football.

  44. Geeez. Any time someone writes an article complimentary of Brady about 80% of the response is triggered haters trying to deny, diminish, and downplay it. Of course, the real way to downplay something would be to simply ignore it, but for those being triggered that does not appear possible.

  45. ahzroc says:
    May 12, 2019 at 8:12 pm
    Drew Brees ( PFF #1 QB of 2018) gets no credit @ 40
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    Brees is a greatly respected and legitimate first ballot HOFer lock. I think he gets plenty of credit and respect for his career which has been a great career, but not Tom Brady great. No shame in that, as Tom Brady is the Greatest NFL Player of All-Time, and Brady is well on his way to lapping the field.

  46. Let’s not forget that Brees, Roethlisberger, and Rivers are old too. Even Rodgers and Ryan are hitting their mid 30’s.

    If they played in the 70’s or 80’s they would be retired or on their last legs.

  47. Even though the velocity on his passes has fallen since 2015 his accuracy is still off the charts. It’s the only reason he’s still playing at this point. That being said I think he will have an ok year, but he’s definitely close to the end he’s admitted as such himself. For the fan that asked if he can kick a field goal I’m not sure, but he is actually a decent punter see the playoff game against the Broncos in the 2011-2012 season for reference.

  48. Modern training and improved medicine may make it easier for quarterbacks to last longer in the NFL
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    I notice you failed to mention the biggest reason. The rules.

  49. Tom Brady spends many hours working out & many hours watching film & dissecting his opponents. It doesn’t hurt that the division competition is not existent. Reminds me of the 49ers teams from the 80’s & 90’s. Just pencil them in as division winners because the rest of the teams in the division are atrocious.

    Brady said he is so much better now mentally and his physical gifts are waning, like running fast, etc but his arm still is working fine & why quit now when the game is getting so much easier.

    Even if he is cheating & knows the other teams defense they called. He still has to execute it. Robbie Thompson still had to hit the shot heard round the world. Barry Bonds still had to hit 743 HR’s. So what if he was jacked. Schwarzenegger wasn’t out there hitting bombs in baseball.

    It’s a combination or skill & knowledge. Brady has captured that. Like nobody else in the Super Bowl era.

  50. He CAN also punt. I’d love to see him at 43-44 transition into punter/backup-QB and play on until 48 like Blanda did, or 50! The salty mountain of hate will need dehydration treatment.

  51. danielsong39 says:
    May 13, 2019 at 7:19 am
    Let’s not forget that Brees, Roethlisberger, and Rivers are old too. Even Rodgers and Ryan are hitting their mid 30’s.
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    Let us also not forget that Tom Brady has helped lead his team to as many Super Bowl wins (6) as the five QBs you listed have helped lead their teams to Super Bowl appearances (win or lose).

  52. patsfan1820 says:
    May 13, 2019 at 7:52 am
    Even though the velocity on his passes has fallen since 2015 his accuracy is still off the charts. It’s the only reason he’s still playing at this point. That being said I think he will have an ok year, but he’s definitely close to the end he’s admitted as such himself. For the fan that asked if he can kick a field goal I’m not sure, but he is actually a decent punter see the playoff game against the Broncos in the 2011-2012 season for reference.

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    So you think he’s past the halfway point?

  53. Give Brady credit for using the existing rules to his benefit while he made himself the healthiest and most “pliable” he can be.

    Fortunately, a staple of his diet is the tears of fans of the Bills, Jets, and Dolphins so you know there is a limitless supply.

  54. Miami sucks. Buffalo sucks. Jets suck. Play til you are 60 Tom.

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    That’s right play til you are 60. Because you beat Pittburgh, Indy, Denver, Baltimore, not to mention the entire NFC at the SAME win rate as you do Miami, Buffalo and the Jets.

  55. why continue to jeopardize your health at his age when there is so many more things to do in life

    This is all they’ve ever done. It’s not an easy transition. A guy like Brady can only lay on a beach for so long.

  56. When this dynasty ends, it will go down as IMO the most impressive in sports history. What they’ve done during Brady’s career is above all real NFL teams and slightly below good video game NFL teams in franchise mode.

    But it’s gonna end sometime. Brady and Belly are both getting there.

  57. vikesr4reel says:
    May 12, 2019 at 7:41 pm
    Overrated much!!

    55 468 Rate This
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    Well, from the Vikes standpoint I believe having a starting QB for 3 consecutive years is overrated, so in case of a team having a starting QB for 19 seasons…. in the eyes of a vikes fan that must be overrated much!!

    LOL

  58. ctchiefsfan25 says:
    May 13, 2019 at 8:29 am
    How can you not Respect TB12. How many pro bowl wide receivers has he had in his career? Not many.

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    The media, owners, coaches and fans are so jealous of the Pats, no one goes to the “Pro Bowl”.

    Been going on for 15 years. Even during the first dynasty run fans disrespected their best players.

    Edelman is a borderline HOF WR, Gronk a HOF TE, etc, Corey Dillon is easily a HOF RB based on his production and overall resume, etc, etc, etc. Welker, Moss, etc.

    I could go on for days with the quality weapons he’s had. It’s a myth.

    Best OL coach in NFL history. Best Coach and GM. One of the better OCs. His support is unmatched of ANY QB or star player in NFL history because of BB the GM and Coach.

    To pretend Brady has not had any benefit from the environment is preposterous beyond belief.

  59. “Brady IS Remarkable” said this grizzled old Eagles fan. All he has left to do, if to have the elusive perfect season.

  60. whywerule says:
    May 13, 2019 at 6:30 am

    Brees is a greatly respected and legitimate first ballot HOFer lock. I think he gets plenty of credit and respect for his career which has been a great career, but not Tom Brady great. No shame in that, as Tom Brady is the Greatest NFL Player of All-Time, and Brady is well on his way to lapping the field.
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    Under normal circumstances Brees’s career would be amazing, but compared to Brady, in this era, it looks pedestrian. Like the golfers who had the bad luck to play at the same time as Woods.

    I remember a TV ad last year in which Brees is pitching some phone service or something and they made a big deal out of the fact that he was a “SB winning QB”. What used to be a career defining accomplishment is minimized when another guy has done it 6 frickin’ times.

  61. He is Benjamin Button. On a side note, the Pats offense is evolving for an older version of Brady by going run heavy and swapping out the smaller precision route WRs for some massive receivers who can win slightly less accurate passes over smaller corners. Gonna be fun to watch.

  62. ahzroc says:
    May 12, 2019 at 8:12 pm
    Drew Brees ( PFF #1 QB of 2018) gets no credit @ 40

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    Maybe that’s because unlike Brady who drove his team to a TD in OT Brees choked the season away throwing a wounded duck interception

  63. No matter how long the NFL exists, it will be very difficult for any QB to top the accomplishments of Tom Brady and his Patriots.
    I couldn’t care less whom anyone thinks is the best QB of all time because it’s impossible to compare QB’s of different eras. But this much I know — what Tom Brady has done and is still doing is just plain remarkable. — Packers fan.

  64. It also helps that the refs never call his line for offensive holding!
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    duh, because they are taught by the greatest O-line coach in history.

  65. tylawspick6 says:
    May 13, 2019 at 9:42 am
    ctchiefsfan25 says:
    May 13, 2019 at 8:29 am
    How can you not Respect TB12. How many pro bowl wide receivers has he had in his career? Not many.
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    The media, owners, coaches and fans are so jealous of the Pats, no one goes to the “Pro Bowl”.

    Been going on for 15 years. Even during the first dynasty run fans disrespected their best players.

    Edelman is a borderline HOF WR, Gronk a HOF TE, etc, Corey Dillon is easily a HOF RB based on his production and overall resume, etc, etc, etc. Welker, Moss, etc.

    I could go on for days with the quality weapons he’s had. It’s a myth.

    Best OL coach in NFL history. Best Coach and GM. One of the better OCs. His support is unmatched of ANY QB or star player in NFL history because of BB the GM and Coach.

    To pretend Brady has not had any benefit from the environment is preposterous beyond belief.
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    Ty, I know you are more pro BB than TB, and that’s fine. I’m not gonna argue how excellent BB is, he’s the best ever IMO, and Scar is right there too. McDaniels is good too, not great. But I challenge your “I could go on for days” comment. You named the best he’s ever had, 4 players. And of those, he had Moss for 1.5 seasons and Dillon for what, 3? He’s played 18 seasons, his TOP talent to work with is so much less than other QBs but his SUM of talent (credit BB) is far greater. That SUM gets wins, which is all he cares about. Even Moss and Dillon were at the end of their careers too, they were both cast offs when they became Patriots.

    We COULD go on for days with naming all of the good to pedestrian weapons he’s had, with a few ProBowl/great sprinkled in. The best In order based on a CBS list recently done: Gronk, Moss, Walker, Edelman, Branch, Brown, Amendola, Patten, Givens. Then it gets pretty bare. He’s had some one hit guys like Cooks, Brandon Lloyd, etc…but WR hasn’t been strong over 18 years. He throws A LOT to the RBs so guys like Faulk, Vareen, Woodbead, Lewis and White have been heavily utilized. Same with TE with hernandez for a couple strong years with Gronk exceptional.

    I think the point is he doesn’t have that stud WR at his disposal for 5+ years of his career or longer, or 1st round talent. But it doesn’t matter. BB drafts good football IQ players and Brady is a quick throwing, high IQ QB to match with them. BB and TB are an unprecedented match made in heaven. It’s been fun to watch.

  66. Just a blessed lifelong Patriots fan enjoying being here to witness his career from start to hopefully finish…. I’m guessing he has 3-4 more years left & hopefully me too!!! Lol
    What an AMAZING RUN ITS BEEN & I honestly don’t see it ending anytime soon…. I mean the Pats will have 13 picks next year….. 13!!!!

  67. willypicket says:
    May 13, 2019 at 12:04 am
    I wonder why, if it is simply the rule changes that make it possible for Tom Brady to play so long, why isn’t everybody doing it. Most quarterbacks five years younger than him are hanging it up. Of course there are exceptions like Brees. But for the most part he is still the only one who has accomplished what he has done, by playing well so late into his career.
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    Which starting QBs have “hung them up” recently? Favre played until 41 and took beatings his whole career. Manning until 39 after coming back from neck surgery. Brees is 40 and playing at the same level as Brady. Eli, Ben, Rivers all 37-38 and each have 2-3 years left.

    The new rules aimed to protect QBs are helping ALL these guys have extended careers. Brady is in phenomenal shape and his playing style combined with McDaniels offense lend to him staying healthy, but I don’t think playing at age 42 is the miracle that it used to be. If he plays until 50 (or even late 40s), color me impressed.

  68. The new reviewable pass interference rule might stop tom brady
    from getting gifted hundreds of bogus pass interference penalties.

    Unfortunately… the new reviewable pass interference rule
    will see that tom brady gets gifted 1st downs and second/third chances
    when belicheat throws the flag to review the defense’s pass coverage.
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    So, let me get this straight. You’re upset that the Pats will be able to do exactly what every other team is able to do if this rules go into effect? Or do you think that these rule changes should be done for every team except the Pats?

  69. When your QB cares more about winning than his own wallet, you have the money to build around them. Brady just wants to win, and even if he is just mediocre the team will be outstanding because they aren’t held back by his greed.

    Signed,

    Packers fan.

  70. Which starting QBs have “hung them up” recently? Favre played until 41 and took beatings his whole career. Manning until 39 after coming back from neck surgery. Brees is 40 and playing at the same level as Brady. Eli, Ben, Rivers all 37-38 and each have 2-3 years left.

    The new rules aimed to protect QBs are helping ALL these guys have extended careers. Brady is in phenomenal shape and his playing style combined with McDaniels offense lend to him staying healthy, but I don’t think playing at age 42 is the miracle that it used to be. If he plays until 50 (or even late 40s), color me impressed. Off the top of my head Romo,vick,cutler,garrad,locker,palmer all retired before age 40!

  71. He is and has been an exceptional talent, and his dedication to his craft is a big part of it.

    I WILL just say this though…. If he had taken the kind of beating that Favre took in the playoff game against New Orleans, he woudn’t even be playing anymore.

    A LARGE part of the reason he has played for so long is that he almost ALWAYS is able to play from a clean pocket and is very well protected.

    He simply does not have the same toughness as a Favre or Brees. And credit to NE for being able to protect him as well as they have.

  72. So much jealousy of Brady on here. He’s amazing. His career is near the end. Just enjoy greatness while it lasts, regardless of what team you are cheering for. If you think Brady is the hero or if you think he’s the villain it’s still more compelling to have him in the league.

  73. 2ruefan says:

    He simply does not have the same toughness as a Favre or Brees. And credit to NE for being able to protect him as well as they have.
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    There is a guy on the Broncos, what his name? Von Miller. He has a very different opinion on Brady’s toughness. Look it up. I somehow trust him on that more than you.

  74. Tom Brady will never have a mediocre season because he’ll know when that’s in danger of happening and he’ll retire before it can happen.

  75. Drew Brees is the most accurate and most consistant NFL QB of all time.

    For example, use adjusted completion percentage…there’s no one even close.
    Super Bowl wins are a function of Defense and special teams, as well as Offense.

    In terms of the actual performance of the position of QB, Drew Brees is the best.

  76. The times are a-chaingin. There’s so much more and better information about how to take care of yourself these days compared to 50, 25 or even 10 years ago that I feel pretty confident that there will be a lot athletes in various sports that will push the traditional age boundaries in years to come. If you really analyze your digestive system and rigorously control what you eat and are very attentive to your physical condition and actively manage rest/repair cycles, 40 can very realistically look like 30 or even younger physiologically. All indications are that he is extremely attentive to all this. The real key will be how the patriots keep his jersey clean. As he ages, they have to give more attention and resources to OL and blocking tight ends and RBs. A QB in football, even for a pure pocket passer, is still a high contact position. If he manages his body well, it won’t be the typical slow down and fade out. It’ll be a hit, a contact injury that takes him out suddenly.

  77. These comments about the rules changes being a decisive factor on QB longevity for this era are largely in error. Yes, the rule about hitting the legs is relatively new, but the rest are the same as they have been for about 40 years (and this includes hitting the QB in the head).

  78. Yeah it’s the rule changes, like not being allowed to hit a defenseless receiver. I love all the “if he played in the old days” comments. Didn’t blanda and moon play then? How about Jerry Rice or other players who had longer than normal careers in the NFL. Brady said that when he was 25(and hurting all the time) he made the decision to change his lifestyle to extend his career. It’s in an article from business insider.

  79. ahzroc says:
    May 13, 2019 at 5:39 pm
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    In terms of the actual performance of the position of QB, Drew Brees is the best.
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    LOL, yes, because helping to lead a team to the playoffs, and shining in the 4th quarter and overtimes of such games, and helping your team to win championships, is just so darn overrated.

  80. “In terms of the actual performance of the position of QB, Drew Brees is the best.”

    Not in OT in conference championship games.

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