Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 1st Overall NFL Draft Pick Puts Tom Brady’s Age Defiance In Perspective

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When Tom Brady decided to un-retire, it re-established his position as the oldest active player in the NFL. At 44 years old, the greatest quarterback of all-time is entering his 23rd year in the league and does not show any signs of slowing down on the field.

Somehow, at his age, Brady remains someone that lives in the nightmares of opposing defenses and makes whatever team he is playing for an instant Super Bowl contender. A large part of his ability to defy age likely stems from his strict diet. Another stems from his unwavering dedication to recovery, preparation and keeping his body in top physical shape.

Whatever the trick to Brady’s longevity may be, it’s working. By NFL standards, he is old.

In fact, Brady’s age is really put into perspective by the Buccaneers’ 2022 second round NFL Draft pick. With the 33rd overall pick, Tampa Bay’s first of the draft, the team selected Houston edge rusher Logan Hall.

Hall, ironically, grew up on Buccaneer Lane in Texas, so it was definitely meant to be.

Hall was the youngest of the Buccaneers’ eight draft picks in 2022. He was born on April 22, 2000, which makes him 22 years old as of last month.

While his age does not necessarily stand out, his date of birth does when put in perspective next to Brady. Hall was born six days after Brady was drafted by the Patriots in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft.

Brady was drafted on April 16, 2000. That means that he has been in the league longer than Hall has been alive. Crazy.