Tom Brady is playing at an MVP level at 39 years old, and apparently he wants to play well into his forties.
On the Kirk and Callahan radio show on WEEI radio in Boston, Brady said it’s a “great goal” of his to play until he’s 45. He said the topic came up in prep meetings with Jon Gruden and Sean McDonough prior to the Patriots’ Monday Night Football stomping of the Ravens.
“I think that — they kind of brought that up and I said that would be a great goal. I certainly think I can do it. It’s just about how long I want to make the commitment to doing the things that get me ready to go. Look, I love playing. I would love to play the game for as long as I can. There are a lot of things that aren’t up to me, but I am going to do everything I can to keep playing at this level for as long as I can. I think I can do it.
Brady continued, “Why would I stop now? I’ve worked to get to this point and this is I think when I can really capitalize and really try to make the most of everything that I have learned over the years with whom I have been fortunate to be around. If I can keep doing it, I certainly think I can.”
Brady saying he wants to play until he’s 45, sounds like a signal to Bill Belichick to get on the horn and start fielding offers for Jimmy G.
Decision time is coming, and if Belichick ends up picking Garoppolo, he’ll face the prospect of getting thrashed by a pissed off Brady playing for some other team, at least a couple of times.
Belichick knows all of this. It’s just the price of doing business.
Brady says playing 5-6 more years is a goal of his. “Why would I stop now?”
— Ryan Hannable (@RyanHannable) December 14, 2016
Here’s Colin talking Brady on Speak for Yourself, yesterday.