Tom Brady is 44 years old. He’s also still one of the most dangerous quarterbacks in the National Football League. We now know that fans of the Tampa Bay Buccanners can thank the 2007 New York Giants for Brady’s commitment to longevity. NESN’s Zack Cox revealed Brady’s big motivator after he previewed a new episode of “Man in the Arena.“
Brady said that if the undefeated Patriots had beaten the Giants in the Super Bowl that year, he would likely be retired. He said he would’ve felt fulfilled by his career. He wouldn’t have stopped right then, but he did say he would’ve felt like he had less to play for.
“Had we won that game — I don’t know, I’m not a big hypothetical guy — but maybe the desire is a little bit different, if you’re looking at a silver lining. Maybe the desire to reach that point, maybe I would have been fulfilled — not to stop playing at that time, but I don’t know. Maybe I’d play another seven or eight years, and maybe I’m fulfilled. Maybe not.”
Tom Terrific and his Tampa Bay Bucs defeated Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs in last year’s Super Bowl by an impressive 31-9 margin. They’re likely to win the NFC South title this year, currently sporting an 8-3 record. Brady might just win yet another Super Bowl before he’s done for good.
Brady has passed for over 11,000 yards in his NFL career. He’s thrown a staggering 611 touchdowns versus 99 interceptions. This season, he’s piled up 3,403 yards and 30 TD’s to only 9 interceptions.
Tom Brady is signed through 2022 with Tampa Bay. He looks like he could play for several more years. Time will tell how many Super Bowl championships Brady wins before he finally does feel fulfilled.
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