Tom Brady is gearing up for his 10th Super Bowl appearance and there may be a few more to come, and the quarterback says he is open to playing beyond 45.
The 43-year-old will lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers against the Kansas City Chiefs in Sunday’s Super Bowl, and has spoken in the past of wanting to play until age 45. On Monday, he said he is open to extending his career further. of that age.
“Sure. I would definitely consider it,” Brady said. “It’s a physical sport. The perspective I have on it is that you never know when that time is. Just because it’s a contact sport. There’s a lot of training that is needed. And I have I have to be 100% committed on my part to keep doing it. “
Brady has shown few signs of slowing down since leaving the New England Patriots after 20 years for the Buccaneers last offseason. His 4,633 passing yards during the regular season were the fifth-highest total of his career.
“I could never have imagined it would be like this. I don’t think anyone could have done it, ”Brady said. “[I’ve] I tried to play my ass every week. I’m still trying to do it. For me, this job has never been discussed, I would have thought that the success is the passing yards, the touchdowns or the Super Bowls, I was always maximizing my potential, being the best that I could be.
Brady was outscored multiple times by every team in the NFL before the Patriots picked him 199th in the 2000 draft. On Monday, Brady said even he is sometimes surprised by his career, which has seen him win. six Super Bowl titles.
“When I showed up as a freshman in high school, I didn’t know how to put pads on my pants,” Brady said. He only hoped to play football in high school because he wanted to be like Joe Montana and Steve Young. And then when I got a chance in college, I just wanted to play Michigan. When I was selected by the Patriots, I just wanted to play, I just wanted to start. It has just been a series of steps like trying to be a little better each year, trying to learn a little more each year, trying to grow and evolve in different areas.
“My life has certainly taken many different directions. I’m obviously older now. I have a family.Many incredible blessings in my life. Fast forward 21 years, sitting in Tampa and trying to win a Super Bowl in our own stadium would be great. “
Brady’s commitment to his health is legendary and he has claimed that factors such as bioceramic nightwear and drinking large amounts of water have helped extend his career. On Monday, he said that his body will tell him when it is time to quit smoking.
“I think I’ll know when it’s time,” Brady said. “I don’t know when that moment will come. But I think I will. And I will understand that I gave everything I could to give to this game. You put a lot into it. I don’t think I can go to this game by halves. I have to put everything into it. When I put it all out there [when] I feel like I can’t do it anymore, I don’t feel like I can commit to the team the way the team needs me, so I think that’s when it’s probably time to go. “
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