Feb. 29, 2016
Reports: Tom Brady will continue to rule the NFL World at least through age 42
He physically has not suffered the decline that his contemporary--Peyton Manning has. And at least this year he didn't go out on top. But New England Patriots QB Tom Brady is likely going to have that chance...at least through the end of the decade.
Brady signed and is awaiting approval on a contract extension keeping him in the Boston area with the Patriots through 2019. And yes, that would make him 42 at the end of the deal.
Which in athlete years is pretty old. In human years...not so much (our story--we're sticking to it).
ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted the deal this morning.
Tom Brady and Patriots reached agreement on 2-year contract extension, tying him to NE through 2019, league sources told and me.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter)
No, we don't know if coach Bill Belichick or anyone else outside maybe team owner Robert Kraft will be around to see Brady finally walk away from the game if in fact he ever does. Though we should note Brady did say earlier this year he wasn't done and wanted to play into his 40's.
Like we said earlier, he still has some zip on his throws and hasn't taken the pounding or had the injuries Manning has. Peyton has the perfect situation to walk away from the game on top, with another title. Brady not this year.
What will be interesting is to see what happens if he somehow gets the Patriots and himself another Super Bowl ring before 2019. Will he walk away then?
Only time....and Tom Brady will tell.