Tom Brady has been playing in the NFL for twenty years already. Already known as the greatest quarterback of all time, he is also the most durable one. He has played all 16 games every season since 2002, except for 2008, when he suffered a season-ending injury in Week 1, and 2016, when he was suspended for the first four games. If Brady is able to play the entire 2019 season as well, he will set another NFL record.
Brady turned 42 earlier this month. If he is able to play the entire season, he will become the oldest position player to accomplish the feat. He will also become the eighth non-specialist to start even one game after turning 42.
For quite a while now, experts have been saying that Brady’s game has been showing signs of aging. That is somewhat true as the famous quarterback has been unable to put up numbers like in his earlier seasons. Last season, he was able to complete 60% of his passes, throwing for 4,355 yards and 29 touchdowns, with 11 interceptions which was his highest number of picks since 2013. Not even the youngest quarterbacks are able to put up numbers like that.
This season, Brady will play without one of his best targets – Rob Gronkowski. The famous tight end decided to call it quits after nine years in the league, all of them played with Brady as the quarterback. This means that Brady will have to find other players to rely on.
Even though many doubted Brady last season, he was able to finish his 19th season with a championship win. With six titles under his belt, Brady will surely go after another one this season. He has Julian Edelman, N’Keal Harry, and Josh Gordon to pass to, which means the team should be able to take care of business like in the previous seasons.