Brady proved last season that age is just a number when he led the Buccaneers to a Super Bowl title. Before Thursday night’s victory over the 费城老鹰队, Brady told Andrea Kremer and Hannah Storm he could play well into his 50s.
“I really think I can play as long as I want,” he told the legendary sportscasters. “I could literally play until I’m 50 要么 55 if I wanted to do. I don’t think I will obviously… my physical body won’t be the problem. I think it’ll just be, I’m just missing too much of life with my family.”
Even Bill Belichick believes Brady could play until he’s 50. The coach was asked last month in a radio interview about Brady playing into his 50s after the Bucs quarterback made the assertion that he thinks he could play until then.
“I’m sure Tom would know better than anybody, so if anybody can do it, it’s him,” Belichick said.
Brady made the comment ahead of his five-touchdown performance against the Atlanta Falcons. He and teammate Rob Gronkowski answered the internet’s burning questions in a taped segment for the team. 两名球员都戴着反光太阳镜，布雷迪戴着渔夫帽.
“Can Tom Brady play until 50 岁?” Gronkowski read.
“哇, seems to be a really hot question lately,” Brady said. “’Can Tom Brady play till 50?’ Like, 50 岁. I don’t find it so difficult, and plus living in Florida it’s kind of a retiree state. I feel like I can just play and glide into retirement. I think I can, I think it’s a yes.”
星期四, Brady finished 34-for-42 with 297 传球码数和两次达阵传球. He threw his first interception since the first week of the season. The interception ended a streak of 227 consecutive pass attempts without a pick. He had touchdown passes to O.J. Howard and 安东尼奥·布朗.