Bill Belichick: If anybody can play to 50, Tom Brady probably can

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Tom Brady hinted recently that he’d like to play two or three more years, but Bill Belichick thinks he can play even longer than that.

Belichick said he could see Brady making it to 50, which would mean playing into the 2027 season.

“Nothing Tom does surprises me,” Belichick said, via Mike Reiss of ESPN. “He’s a great player, works hard, takes care of himself. He’s talked about playing until 50. If anybody can do it, he probably can. Tom’s had an unbelievable career. There’s not enough superlatives and adjectives to compliment him on everything that he’s achieved and continues to achieve. It’s unbelievably impressive.”

At 44, Brady is already by far the oldest player in the NFL. If he plays to 50, he might be a decade older than any other player. But Belichick is right: If anybody can do it, Brady can.

20 responses to “Bill Belichick: If anybody can play to 50, Tom Brady probably can

  1. Translation: “Tom, I know I let you down by not playing Malcom, but please don’t embarrass me Sunday night by dropping 50 on us”

  2. nhpats2011 says:
    September 30, 2021 at 7:37 am
    Translation: “Tom, I know I let you down by not playing Malcom, but please don’t embarrass me Sunday night by dropping 50 on us”

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    Translation: “If anybody can play till 50, Tom can.”

    When are people going to realize they both won SIX (6) Super Bowls together. Nobody let anyone down here. Man, these trolls are real thirsty leading up to Sunday 🙂

  3. In todays football there is no reason most quarterbacks cant play until 50.the defense isnt allowed to lay nary a finger on them or a flag is thrown and penalty assesed.they are so protected even they should feel ashamed as its not tackle football but flag football as far as they are concerned.

  4. Bill sure what smoke to blow for each player’s ego. If Bill is any kind of coach, after all those years with Brady he should know what his weakness are.

  5. I don’t think he’ll play until 50. He knows his body well enough to know what to expect and will probably call it quits whenever he feels like the next season will see a major drop-off in production. Unlike Brees who played with a dead arm and was not pretty to watch and right now Ben who should have retired after last season but doing so would have left way too much money on the table and this season has been just abysmal

  6. When are people going to realize they both won SIX (6) Super Bowls together. Nobody let anyone down here. Man, these trolls are real thirsty leading up to Sunday

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    Before Brady left for Bucs, the narrative was that Brady needed Belichick to win.

    Now the question is if Belichick can win without Brady.

  7. If Belichick thinks that Brady could play to age 50,then why did he let him leave? He could have surrounded him with the good pieces that he wanted, paid him what he’s worth, and added another ring or two to the collection. Belichick blew it with Brady and he will never live it down.

  8. It is obvious there were two specific groups that have enjoyed the success the Patriots have enjoyed over the last 2 decades. There were New England Patriot fans, and there was – and continues to be – Tom Brady fans (who happened to play for the Patriots).
    One group continues to be loyal fans to the Patriots, but always pulls for Tom in any game except this upcoming week. The other group wants Belichick to lose as many games as possible, as a penance for allowing Tom to choose his team in free agency.

  9. Pone27 says:
    September 30, 2021 at 9:08 am
    nhpats2011 says:
    September 30, 2021 at 7:37 am
    Translation: “Tom, I know I let you down by not playing Malcom, but please don’t embarrass me Sunday night by dropping 50 on us”

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    Translation: “If anybody can play till 50, Tom can.”

    When are people going to realize they both won SIX (6) Super Bowls together. Nobody let anyone down here. Man, these trolls are real thirsty leading up to Sunday 🙂

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    BB left a perfectly winnable SB in the table against the Eagles. There was no excuse. He put his own ego ahead of the interests of the team. We all witnessed it.

  10. He could have surrounded him with the good pieces that he wanted, paid him what he’s worth,

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    Financially impossible at the time. Pats had 13 million in cap space in 2020. Brady costs 25 million a season, and then you want to add more players? Where was all that money coming from?

  11. Pats had 13 million in cap space in 2020. Brady costs 25 million a season, and then you want to add more players?
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    I’m told constantly that Brady played for free….. is this not true??!!

  12. yooperman says:
    September 30, 2021 at 9:23 am
    Bill sure what smoke to blow for each player’s ego. If Bill is any kind of coach, after all those years with Brady he should know what his weakness are.
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    The NY Giants knew exactly what Brady’s weakness were in Super Bowl XLII. It’s whether you have the personnel to execute that gameplan that determines whether you can stop Brady.

    The truth is that the Bucs will probably hang 50 on my Pats this weekend, but it still doesn’t diminish Bill Belichick, who I think is hands down the greatest head coach of all time. We simply don’t have the horses to keep up with Tampa Bay.

    Mac Jones, I’m sure, will be good, but he’s only played 3 games and that with a god forsaken bunch of mediocrity at the WR
    position. To expect him to remotely be able to compete with Brady on Sunday is naive at best.

    I’ll be surprised if the Pats are within 25 points of Tampa on Sunday, and that’s being generous.

  13. Keeping Brady financially would have meant pushing cap charges down the line and trying to build a team with not as much money. They only had that money to spend this offseason because the dead money came off the books. Pats were headed for a rebuild, not ideal for a 40 something year old. Split works best for all involved.

  14. jokersc says:
    September 30, 2021 at 10:29 am
    He could have surrounded him with the good pieces that he wanted, paid him what he’s worth,

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    Financially impossible at the time. Pats had 13 million in cap space in 2020. Brady costs 25 million a season, and then you want to add more players? Where was all that money coming from?

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    So in other words BB the genius GM put the Pats in “Cap Hell”

  15. Well wifey G will certainly have some input into this but think if 12 can put up two superbowl wins as a QB for two different teams and has all the records he wants then would that not be the time to call it on a hall of fame career ??? but enjoy every game he plays that remains as father time will forever hold the championship belt as really who else if brady wins one more lombardi in the the two years would he possibly have left to impress ….

  16. The worst thing about being a Pats fan today, is NOT the trolls, it’s these absurd fanboy mental cases that get pissy about any rhetoric that throws shade at either their boy Tommy or their boy Billy.
    It’s like they didn’t even live through the last 20 years of Patriot football. Kraft wouldn’t of hired Bill if he thought he was some clueless toolbag, and Bill would not of drafted Tom if he thought he could not be an NFL QB. Kraft, Belichick, and Brady….it took all three. Who cares how it ended, just be happy it happened. UNREAL!

  17. lgw91s says:
    September 30, 2021 at 10:07 am
    It is obvious there were two specific groups that have enjoyed the success the Patriots have enjoyed over the last 2 decades. There were New England Patriot fans, and there was – and continues to be – Tom Brady fans (who happened to play for the Patriots).
    One group continues to be loyal fans to the Patriots, but always pulls for Tom in any game except this upcoming week. The other group wants Belichick to lose as many games as possible, as a penance for allowing Tom to choose his team in free agency.
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    Absolutely this.

    And it truly amazes me.

  18. Wrong Bill

    Belichick was never good at this, Parcells on the other hand, was fantastic.
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    yooperman says:
    September 30, 2021 at 9:23 am
    Bill sure what smoke to blow for each player’s ego. If Bill is any kind of coach, after all those years with Brady he should know what his weakness are.

  19. So in other words BB the genius GM put the Pats in “Cap Hell”

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    Yeah, after 20 years of managing it really well.

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