Patriots: Tom Brady Wants to Play for 10 More Years


Despite lacing them up at 38-years-old, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is clearly still one of the best players in the NFL. He does not look like he has aged a bit on the field in recent seasons, and appears fresh and ready to lead the Patriots to another Super Bowl run this season.

That being said, he is certainly getting to the age where we can start to think about life without the legend. Heck, the Patriots clearly did that in the 2014 NFL Draft when they took quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in the second round. They obviously liked Garoppolo and thought he was a value choice as a second-round pick, but the Patriots are not making that selection if Brady was still 26-years-old.

Age catches up to everyone eventually. Look no further than Peyton Manning for proof of that. Someday, Tom Brady is going to retire. That being said, that day may not be anytime soon, especially if Brady has it his way.

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In a conference call with New York Jets reporters this past Wednesday, Brady gave his outlook on the rest of his career.

”I’d like to play a long time, yeah, a long time,” Brady said, according to the Associated Press.

”There’s a lot that goes into playing well. I’ve played with a lot of great teammates, but I want to play for a long time. Maybe 10 more years. I think that’s probably what my goal is.”

Who am I to doubt the great Tom Brady? 10 more years sure seems like a long time, but I learned a long time ago to never doubt him. Obviously, Brady may not expect to play for another decade, but that is his goal.

More from the AP report:

"When asked if he was being serious about playing another decade, Brady insisted that is definitely his plan. ”Well, it’s not always up to me,” he acknowledged. ”That’s what my goals are, so that’s just what I’m hoping. And it will take a lot to achieve that. Obviously, a team has to want you, but I think that’s, you know, I love playing this sport. I love making a commitment to my teammates and my coaches, and hopefully I can do it for a long time.”"

If anyone can play quarterback in the NFL at the age of 48, Brady is your guy. He has always taken care of his body extremely well, and the league is protecting quarterbacks more than ever before. Also, if he keeps playing like he has been, the Patriots will undoubtedly find a spot for him on their roster.

I am not saying he is a lock to play for 10 more seasons, or anything like that, but do not count it out. Coming from a sixth-round pick to one of the greatest quarterbacks of all-time, Brady has surprised us throughout his career. Who’s to say he can’t do it again, by playing well into his 40’s?

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