There’s a plethora of reasons why Tom Brady is the greatest of all time, but this fact about he and the NFC playoffs has to be seen to be believed.
Tom Brady has almost become something of a mythical creature at this point. He has had multiple Hall of Fame careers when you spread everything out because his accomplishments dwarf pretty much any quarterback or player in general in NFL history, and what he’s doing currently with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is impressive at any age, let alone a 44-year-old man.
There have not been many quarterbacks to reach this age, primarily because of the wear and tear it takes on the body, and mind. For example, when Brett Favre was approaching 40 he looked like a corpse. It also defies all laws of nature that not only is Brady looking good on the field in his helmet, he also looks handsome off the field without it.
Speaking of his age, it’s gotten to the point that any stat related to it is almost dismissed as “of course“ because it’s just so ridiculous, and we have become so used to it and they all make sense considering he won his first Super Bowl before whole a lot of players were even born.
That said, this stat pertaining to Brady and the remaining NFC coaches left in the field it’s just medically fascinating.
Of the three other teams left in the NFC playoff picture, the Green Bay Packers, the San Francisco 49ers , and the Bucs’ opponent in the divisional round, the Los Angeles Rams, Brady is older than all three of their coaches. Think about that for a second and let it sink in. Really sit on it and let it boil.
How insane is that? It is certified lunacy. Matt LaFleur and Kyle Shanahan are both 42 years old while Sean McVay it’s only 35. Now granted, a lot of it has to do with the youth movement that is taken over the NFL when it comes to head-coaching searches as teams are almost starved for young offensive “geniuses”. However, most of it has to do with just how ridiculously great Brady is, and how great he remains at his age.
For what it’s worth to those keeping score at home, Brady is also older than the 38-year-old head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals Zac Taylor, and was a teammate of Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel. An interesting nugget is the defending Super Bowl champion Buccaneers have the oldest remaining head coach in Bruce Arians at age 69. Nice, and it really makes you think.
The main takeaway is, Tom Brady defies space and time, and Father Time will soon be renamed Father Tom.