Tom Brady has become the gold standard that many of his peers aspire to replicate his sustained success and dominance. Brady earning his seventh Super Bowl in his first season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has only heightened his prestigious legacy. As he treks through his 22nd campaign, the future first-ballot Hall of Famer issued blunt advice for quarterbacks desiring to play long NFL careers.
Tom Brady Still Proving to Be an Ageless Wonder
After spending two decades with the New England Patriots, Brady demonstrated no decline by putting together an impressive 2020 season.
The 44-year-old quickly made a tremendous impact with the Buccaneers, transforming the franchise into a powerhouse. The transition began with an expected bumpy ride, primarily due to largely no training camp and preseason due to COVID precautions.
Brady and the Buccaneers battled through that, winning their last four regular-season games to earn a wildcard playoff berth. The star quarterback finished with an MVP-caliber campaign, finishing tied for second with 40 touchdowns passes and third with 4,633 passing yards.
Tampa Bay then secured three straight road victories to push through to Super Bowl 56. The Buccaneers handled business against the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs in a convincing 31-9 win. Brady earned his fifth Super Bowl MVP award and seventh Super Bowl win by completing 21-of-29 passes for 201 yards, and three touchdown passes.
As Brady moves through his 22nd season eyeing an eighth Super Bowl victory, he delivered some blunt advice for the young quarterbacks.
Tom Brady issues stern 2-word advice to young NFL quarterbacks
Brady continues to prove that he’s an ageless talent while questions concerning his eventual retirement remain firmly prominently.
The 44-year-old stirred the pot again earlier this week, voicing that he believes he could play until 50 years old, which would push him to nearly three decades in the league. His journey has inspired many of the game’s best quarterbacks, such as Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers, to aspire to play well into their 40s.
Meanwhile, it’s set the standard for the younger generation of quarterbacks to extend their career beyond the typical time frame. Brady holds crystal clear recognition of that from his peers, to which he offered some candid two-word advice to the younger talent at his position.
“Good Luck,” Brady said via Pro Football Talk.
The Buccaneers star quarterback continues to hold off Father Time due to his strict diet and health routine. His commitment to his craft has only grown stronger as he ages, providing him the opportunity to play at an elite level well into his 40s.
Brady’s ability to play effectively for more than two decades is a testament to the hard work he puts in on and off the field. His passion for the game hasn’t waned as it’s the driving force that maintains his motivation to extend his career as long as he desires.
Beyond that, Brady serves as the guiding light for any quarterback needing to know what it takes to play well into their 40s.
Buccaneers are eyeing another Super Bowl push
Brady‘s return for a 22nd season is rooted in his desire to lead the franchise to another Super Bowl.
He certainly demonstrated he’s well on that path after an impressive performance in the Week 1 win over the Dallas Cowboys. Brady recorded 379 passing yards with four touchdown passes, tied for the second-highest total in Week 1 action.
The Buccaneers will need the 44-year-old to continue to perform at a high level to garner another push to the Super Bowl. With Tampa Bay fielding much of the same roster from last season, the table is set for the franchise to secure another Vince Lombardi trophy.