The seven-time Super Bowl champion quarterback has decided he isn’t done with football.
He will be entering his 23rd season when the NFL 2022-23 season starts.
These past two months I’ve realized my place is still on the field and not in the stands. That time will come. But it’s not now. I love my teammates, and I love my supportive family. They make it all possible. I’m coming back for my 23rd season in Tampa. Unfinished business LFG pic.twitter.com/U0yhRKVKVm
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) March 13, 2022
He is the oldest player in the NFL, but that has never stopped him before.
Love him or hate him, Brady brings many things to the gridiron that other players lack.
Brady Has A Love For The Game
Brady is one of the few players who lives, breathes, and sleeps football.
He’s one of the first people there, studying game film on opponents.
Tom Brady just doesn’t show up to games and is good, he practices and studies film from other games. Great writers don’t just write a good book. #WritingCommunity
— Drink Brandi (@drinkbrandi1) March 6, 2021
Even with his aging, Brady takes the time to improve his play on the field.
He also pushes his teammates to improve their play as well.
That is what makes him so unique in the NFL.
He has a passion for winning and pushing people to have that same fire inside as he does.
It is a spirit that has made the sixth-round draft pick from Michigan University a household name.
Brady Is The Iron Man Of The NFL
Anyone that loves baseball will remember Cal Ripken Jr.
He earned the nickname “The Iron Man” of baseball during his 21 seasons.
Ripken played 2,632 consecutive games before missing a game in his career.
Brady is much like Ripken in that light.
The only times he had ever missed any playing time was when he tore his ACL and MCL in 2008 and when he had to serve a four-game suspension in 2016.
If it weren’t for that, Brady would have already surpassed Brett Favre’s 297 consecutive starts streak in the NFL.
Now that Russell Wilson's ironman streak is over, here is the current list of QBs with the most consecutive starts. Chalk up another one for Tom Brady, who hasn't missed a start since Week 4 of 2016 pic.twitter.com/LRg0y8wai1
— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) November 18, 2021
But regardless of that, Brady is the Iron Man of the NFL today.
Brady shows that he can play at the highest level while being the oldest on the field.
Age Hasn’t Stopped Brady In The Past
Brady is used to being one of the oldest players in the NFL.
When he took the Bucs to Super Bowl 55, he was the oldest quarterback to do so.
He is the oldest player to win the Super Bowl.
Time and time again, Brady shows that his age means nothing.
He has also outperformed what would be a shocking stat to everyone.
The 44-year-old Brady has passed the NFL average retirement age of 27.6 years old.
That number might come to most people as a shocker.
The reality is that the NFL is one of the most demanding sports to play.
Brady has done all the right things at his age to keep himself in the game.
When the new NFL season starts, he will be 45 years old.
But that number it’s stopping him from making his return.
He doesn’t just have a passion for winning.
He has a passion for being a champion.
He wants to smash every NFL record that he can.
Winning an eighth Super Bowl will not only smash a record he already holds but will also make it nearly impossible ever to pass.
With an eighth ring, he can say to his haters that nothing will ever stop him and no one will ever pass him.