Even though he is currently the oldest position player in the NFL, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is more excited than ever for the start of another season. At the age of 42, he will play his 20th season in the league, taking the team on a quest for their seventh Super Bowl win.
ESPN’s Mike Reiss recently reported that “those close to Brady describe him as excited as ever” for the Patriots’ upcoming training camp and preseason. Since the season ended in February, Brady has had private workouts with wideouts Julian Edelman, Josh Gordon, and rookie N’Keal Harry. He also worked out with retired New England tight end Rob Gronkowski at UCLA, kicking off rumors that Gronkowski could be getting closer to announcing his comeback.
At the moment, Brady is in very good shape and works to keep it by physical fitness and training, not to mention a near-maniacal commitment to an incredibly restrictive diet. When talking about when he will be ready to retire from the league, Brady explained:
“I don’t know when the exact time’s going to be. I said earlier that it’ll just feel right but like I said, I set a goal that I want to play to my mid-40s, and I have long term goals, short term goals, but you just have to treat your body right. You have one body, and if you decide to bury and drive it into the ground, that’s what’s going to happen. I committed a long time ago. Everything that Alex and I talk about, treating your body the right way, giving it the right food to eat, make sure it’s drinking the right things, and make sure he and I are staying up on all our treatments, the right amount of strength. In the end, it comes down to discipline.”
We can’t wait to see Brady back on the field!