Tom Brady vs. Mac Jones is the largest age difference between starting QBs ever

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Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and Patriots quarterback Mac Jones will set an NFL record on Sunday: They have the largest age gap between two starting quarterbacks in any game in NFL history.

Brady turned 44 on August 3, while Jones turned 23 on September 5. Brady is 21 years, one month and two days older than Jones. (Jones was actually born on the day of Brady’s first college start at Michigan.) Never before has there been an age difference of more than 21 years between two starting quarterbacks.

The current record for the largest age difference between starting quarterbacks is 20 years, set last year when Brady and the Buccaneers took on Justin Herbert and the Chargers.

But the age gap record set by Brady vs. Jones may not last long. The Buccaneers play the Bears on October 24, and Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields is younger than Jones. Fields won’t turn 23 until March 5.

And the age gap record can be broken once again on January 2, when the Buccaneers face the Jets and rookie quarterback Zach Wilson, who is only 22 years old. Wilson was born on Brady’s 22nd birthday.

12 responses to “Tom Brady vs. Mac Jones is the largest age difference between starting QBs ever

  1. Brady is the GOAT. Bill is the LOAT (luckiest of all time) 63-75 record without Tom. That’s worse than Rex Ryan.

  2. Unfortunately for Brady he won’t be facing a young and inexperienced Mac Jones but the Patriots defense thats fed up with his antics and diva attitude.

  3. I don’t like Belichick, New England’s team, it’s fans or Tom Brady. But it’d be satisfying for NE to win this game so that the unbearable hype about Brady at least subsides for a few days!

  4. “I don’t like Belichick, New England’s team, it’s fans or Tom Brady. But it’d be satisfying for NE to win this game so that the unbearable hype about Brady at least subsides for a few days!”
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    I was kind of enjoying a respite from the “Mac is the best QB from the draft and the Pats are going to win the division!” hype of the 1st couple of weeks.

    That’s right back on track if they somehow manage to beat the Bucs.

  5. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    September 30, 2021 at 12:58 pm
    Unfortunately for Brady he won’t be facing a young and inexperienced Mac Jones but the Patriots defense thats fed up with his antics and diva attitude.

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    As a Jets fan, when will you be fed up pretending to be a Patriots’ fan?

  6. Responding to: patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    September 30, 2021 at 12:58 pm
    Unfortunately for Brady he won’t be facing a young and inexperienced Mac Jones but the Patriots defense thats fed up with his antics and diva attitude.
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    You’re trying to justify the Pats getting rid of him. Just accept that they screwed up. I can assure you that there were no Pats defensive players happy that Brady was off the team when the Bucs won the Super Bowl. And even now, I’m pretty sure the defensive players all still wish Tom was on the offense.

  7. The reality is: Tom Brady never faces Mac Jones. He never played against Manning, either. Brady plays against the Defense. I’m tired of hearing those comparisons. The D carried Brady – a lot – during his successful years, especially a few of the Super Bowls.
    That said, right now, NE actually has a better D than the Bucs – way better – except against the run. So Brady or no, this is no cakewalk for the Bucs despite some BS pundit saying “Brady wants to hang 50 on NE”. He’ll have his work cut out for him.
    If Mac Jones gets protection, he could carve up the Bucs D. Will be an interesting game.

  8. gronkhof says:
    September 30, 2021 at 3:34 pm
    The reality is: Tom Brady never faces Mac Jones. He never played against Manning, either. Brady plays against the Defense. I’m tired of hearing those comparisons. The D carried Brady – a lot – during his successful years, especially a few of the Super Bowls.
    That said, right now, NE actually has a better D than the Bucs – way better – except against the run. So Brady or no, this is no cakewalk for the Bucs despite some BS pundit saying “Brady wants to hang 50 on NE”. He’ll have his work cut out for him.
    If Mac Jones gets protection, he could carve up the Bucs D. Will be an interesting game.

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    Given the games I have watched so far, is see no evidence that the Pats D is better than the Bucs. Miami handled the Pats D and the Saints embarrassed them.

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