‘Old Man Brady’ adds one more superlative to his NFL resume

Tom Brady is arguably the best quarterback in the NFL. Some would even say he’s the best player in football. Aside from maybe Cam Newton and J.J. Watt, there may not be a more dominant player at his respective position.

Incredibly, Brady is also the oldest.

Following the retirements of Charles Woodson, Peyton Manning, and most recently Matt Hasselbeck, Brady is now the oldest non-kicker in the league a the age of 38. Only kickers Adam Vinatieri, Phil Dawson, Matt Bryant and punter Shane Lechler are older than Brady. 

None of those five players have showed signs of slowing down any time soon, with three of them signing contract extensions in the past few weeks. Brady said back in October that he plans to play for another 10 years, and while that’s not likely, there’s no doubt he can continue to play at a very high level for at least another five years. 

Last season, he put together an MVP-caliber season, tossing 36 touchdowns with just seven interceptions and a total of 4,770 yards. And he did all of that with a depleted cast around him.