Playing at age 50? Tom Brady thinks it's doable at Tampa Bay
Michigan product Tom Brady doesn’t think it’s unrealistic that he can play until he’s 50 years old. The 44-year-old Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback hears all the opinions and analyses about the possibility.
Brady discussed the idea of being half a century old in the NFL on “Google it: Tommy & Gronky“. The confident Brady believes he’s in the perfect state to do so:
“Wow. Seems to be a really hot question lately,” Brady said. “Can Tom Brady play ’til 50? Like, 50 years old? … I don’t find it so difficult. Plus, in Florida, it’s kind of a retiree state, so I feel like I can play and then just glide into retirement. I think I can. I think it’s a yes.”
Brady’s teammate Rob Gronkowski poked some fun at the hypothetical.
“There’s a little spin to that question,” Gronkowski said. “I think it’s: ‘Will Gisele let Tom play until 50?'”
The seven-time Super Bowl champion spent four seasons at Michigan before famously not getting drafted until the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft.
The defending Super Bowl champion Buccaneers will aim to improve to 2-0 on the season when they host the Atlanta Falcons on Sept. 19.