Did You Hear What Tom Brady Said?
Tom Brady said he could play until he's 50.
I know a lot of people loved Tom Brady when he was a Patriot. A lot still respect him. And some, shall we say, dislike him about his decision to leave New England last year.
He was asked if he could play football until he is 50 years old and he said:
“Living in Florida it’s kind of a retiree state. I feel like I can just play and glide into retirement. I think I can, I think it’s a yes”
For the record, he’s 44. And he didn’t say he was going to absolutely try to keep playing another six seasons, but wow, he also didn’t say ‘No, that’s too old to be an NFL quarterback. And maybe he forgot that previously his retirement answer age was 45.
Then with that unmistakable smile, he said
“The real question is would Gisele let him play until I am 50.”
At first, he said no, but then he says she would
“Let me do anything as long as I’m happy”
So after 20 years as a Patriot, and six Super Bowls, plus another season and Super Bowl in Tampa Bay, if he wants to play until he’s 50, I guess he should at least try. And for the record, he wouldn’t have to play until he’s 50 to make NFL history as the record holder as the oldest player ever. George Blanda was 48 when he played his final NFL game, and as a kicker, not a quarterback.
Good luck, GOAT.