Tom Brady is about to accomplish the most impressive feat of his career
By Rob Leeds
Tom Brady simply isn’t human.
Tom Brady is the greatest quarterback of all time. Anyone who tries to argue otherwise is simply ignorant or trying to push a narrative. Over the last 20 years, what we have seen is nothing short of spectacular, and Brady has proven people wrong at every turn, accomplishing the impossible.
Through winning numerous Super Bowls in one of the best dynasties of all time, to recovering from gruesome injuries, to joining a scrappy Buccaneers team to win a Super Bowl, Brady has proven that the term impossible is a dangerous word to put in a sentence with his name, but we haven’t even gotten to the craziest feat of his career yet.
One of the best selling points for Brady’s greatness is his longevity. It will be hard for any other player to stay on the field for as long as Brady, and playing at Brady’s current level is a difficult prospect, even for some of the best young names in the game.
Brady has only gotten better with time, and this stat brought up by Nick Wright on First Things First proves it.
You heard that right; Brady is about to throw for more touchdowns in his 40s than he did in his 20s. From age 23-29 in New England (2000-2006), Brady threw for 147 touchdowns. Brady has thrown for 134 in his 40s, and this season could put him well above the 147 mark with one less season as a starter.
After years of hearing that a drop-off was coming, Brady has proven how wrong that take is. Despite playing in a game that favors youth and a higher level of athleticism, Brady is somehow better in his old age than when he was “in his prime.”
A 40-year old player in the NFL is almost unheard of, and a guy playing at this level at Brady’s current age is almost impossible to comprehend.
It will still take a few more weeks before Brady passes this mark, and at a certain point, the whole league just has to sit back and appreciate just how impressive the GOAT is. Who knows, at this rate, Brady could throw for more touchdown passes in his 40s than he did in his 30s; we all just have to watch and see.
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