- It turns out that Tom Brady may not actually play football until the end of time.
- The 43-year-old certainly sounds like he’ll hang up the cleats well before turning 50-years-old.
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The running joke involving Tom Brady for years now is that he’d likely play until he’s 50-years-old. While his arm strength isn’t what it was 10 years ago, the seven-time Super Bowl champion has not shown signs of not having what it takes to win at the highest level. He silenced all of those doubters by winning a ring last season during his first year in Tampa Bay.
Buccaneers’ general manager Jason Licht is even in on the idea of Brady playing until he’s 50, and why wouldn’t he be after witnessing what we saw from TB12 a season ago?
“If he wants to play til he’s 50 and he’s still playing and he feels like he can still play, then he’ll play until he’s 50,” Licht reportedly told Brady back in May.
Brady doesn’t think he’ll be on the gridiron at 50. In fact, he admitted that he only sees himself playing until he’s 45.
“50? That’s a long time,” Brady told USA TODAY Sports. “I’ve always said 45 was the age that I wanted to reach and that was my goal. This year I’ll be 44, so next year I’ll be 45. I got a two-year contract,” he continued.
It’s not long until Brady hits 45-years-old. He’ll turn 44 on August 3 of this year, so we may only get this upcoming season and the following to witness Brady beating up on both the NFL and Father Time.
Brady earned a one-year extension with the Bucs after signing a two-year, $50 million deal to keep him in Tampa Bay through 2022. Imagine what the free-agent market may look like heading into the 2023 campaign for a 46-year-old quarterback.