Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. who we also refer to as Tom Brady is without a doubt one of the best things to happen to the National Football League (NFL) in our time. The American footballer is simply phenomenal and it is not hard to see why. One reason is, he has won the Super Bowl a record 6 times with his New England Patriots. The Patriots are also the only team he has been with since he began his professional football career in the year 2000. Tom has been a resounding success in the NFL season after season so much so that his fans and American football followers, in general, are beginning to wonder – just how much farther he can go. In this regard are some questions about what Tom Brady’s age is and when he plans to retire.
In the light of the above, it is interesting to note that even if the star footballer decides to hang his boots today, he will always be remembered as one of the greatest NFL players of our time. However, there are certain reports that made us know that Brady will still be around for some more time. Perhaps we might still see him and his star-studded team do yet again what they are best known for in the NFL.
How Old Is Tom Brady?
Tom Brady’s age just like that of many other professional American footballers is not a fact that is unknown. The footballer was born in the year 1977 on the 3rd of August in San Mateo, California. He is a quadragenarian and as of our writing, other players in the NFL who played football into their quadragenarian ages are Drew Brees (born January 15, 1979), John Denney (born December 13, 1978), Sebastian Janikowski (born March 2, 1978), Matt Bryant (born May 29, 1975), Phil Dawson (born January 23, 1975), and Adam Vinatieri (born December 28, 1972).
Considering Tom Brady’s age, he would no doubt readily occupy a spot on any list of the oldest NFL players. However, from the lot, he is a standout seeing all that he has been able to accomplish in all the years he has been a pro-football player. Tom began his career as a 23-year-old picked by the New England Patriots as the 199th overall pick in the year 2000 NFL Draft. He has since his drafting been with the Patriots thereby setting a record as the longest a quarterback who has stayed in a single team playing for them. All those years of commitment and hard work have also yielded good fruits not just for Tom but also for the club, his teammates and their fans by extension. He is one of the most decorated American footballers in recent time.
These Are His Achievements in the NFL
With the New England Patriots, Tom Brady’s age and the experience it comes in tandem with has been put to the best use. The footballer has mastered his team and their style of play for any game so much that he has been the playmaker in a lot of the Patriots’ most memorable games. This also extends into championship wins which is another thing that comes to mind whenever the name Tom Brady is mentioned. As of our writing, some of his notable pro-career achievements include:
- He has won a total of 6× Super Bowl championships. These include Super Bowl XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIX, LI, LIII.
- He has been named the Super Bowl MVP 4 times in Super Bowl XXXVI, XXXVIII, XLIX, LI.
- In the years 2007, 2010 and 2017, Tom Brady was named the NFL Most Valuable Player.
- In 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009 to 2018, he has been named to the Pro Bowl.
- He has been named 3 times (2007, 2010 and 2017) in the First-team All-Pro.
- In 2005 and 2016, he was named in the Second-team All-Pro.
When Is Brady Likely To Hang His Cleats?
Having seen Tom Brady’s age, some of what he has been able to accomplish and the pace the game of American football is developing at, one cannot fail to ask how much longer he is willing to play. Age is one thing and experience is another thing that comes into mind. Brady’s age has come to a point where it is apparently not of long term advantage for the New England Patriots but considering the wealth of experience the footballer has accumulated in all those years, he is simply priceless at this point of his career whether his retirement is in sight or not.
There is no doubt that Tom will retire one day very soon and when he does, we hope it will be quintessential, deserving of one of NFL’s greatest players. Till that time comes, Tom Brady will still be seen on the pitch leading his team’s offense into play. As of 2019, just a day after his 42nd birthday, he signed a two-year contract extension (2019 to 2021) that is worth over $70 million with none other than the New England Patriots. If all goes as planned, by the expiration of this contract, Tom will have spent 21 years of his career with the Patriots. Perhaps, at that time, he may then retire.