Just a few weeks after his 43rd birthday, Tom Brady is currently the oldest signal-caller in the league.
The story line surrounding Brady’s last season in New England focused heavily on his age. Back in October, Brady declined to talk free agency, but one thing he was adamant about was his commitment to playing in the NFL for years to come — until at least 45, to be specific.
“I’ve said that number for a long time and I work pretty hard at it every day and I think that’s part of me being a professional and giving my best to the team,” he said during an interview at the time. “It’s making sure my body is in great condition, that I’m able to take the field. I take a lot of pride in that.”
Brady’s prediction will hold true after he signed a two-year, $50 million deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers back in March. There were rumors circulating at the time that New England was interested in resigning Brady, but not for the time or money the legendary quarterback was asking.