Tom Brady has one major foe standing in his way
QB Tom Brady reported to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers facility for the first time this week as the franchise looks to put to rest a streak of 12-straight years missing the playoffs.
Brady, who shocked the NFL world by signing with the Buccaneers earlier this offseason, has been the subject of many discussions as we head into the 2020 season.
Some look at Tom Brady and believe he still has the talent to compete and be a successful starting quarterback in the NFL. Others think the quarterback is well past his prime and the Buccaneers experiment will be nothing short of a colossal failure.
As we inch closer to the start of Training Camp, the truth is pretty simple: Tom Brady’s biggest foe coming into this season isn’t the New Orleans Saints. It’s not the Kansas City Chiefs and it’s not the San Francisco 49ers either. It’s himself.
Can Tom Brady beat Father Time again?
People say Father Time is undefeated and that’s true, but that doesn’t mean that Father Time wins every battle.
We’ve seen countless examples of athletes who were considered past their prime making a return or playing at a higher level longer than most expected.
Tom Brady is that man.
At the age of 43, Brady has continued to be one of the top performers in the league for season-after-season. Despite the fact that his age increases, Brady has found a way to do more with less.
Now, it’s a completely different question.
Tom Brady now has talent around him. He has everything in place to be successful. The major question is if he can get out the way and allow his play-makers to do just that: Make plays.
He doesn’t have to be Super-Man anymore, but he does have to continue to find a way to be clutch and to be a leader as he has been in the past.
Again, Brady’s biggest foe this season is not an on-the-field opponent. It’s the internal battle with Father Time that he may face as we progress down the stretch.