NFL: Tom Brady wants to keep his career going into his 50s!

Tampa Bay, Florida - Age might truly be just a number for some and the ageless wonder at quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers seems intent on proving that old adage to be true.

Bucs quarterback Tom Brady won his fifth Super Bowl MVP award back in February of 2021 at the age of 43.
Bucs quarterback Tom Brady won his fifth Super Bowl MVP award back in February of 2021 at the age of 43.  © IMAGO / ZUMA Wire

Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (44) believes he can play football at the NFL level until he is 50-years-old.

He led the Bucs to the franchise's second Super Bowl title last season, also claiming his seventh career ring after winning six over 20 seasons previously with the New England Patriots.

The five-time Super Bowl MVP has previously said on the record that he will only retire when he feels he can contribute no longer at a championship level.

The Bucs' Twitter page recently featured a humorous interview segment called "Tommy & Gronky", featuring both Brady and his teammate Rob Gronkowski, where Brady was asked about playing until he was 50.

"Seems to be a hot question lately," Brady said. "I don't find it so difficult.

"Plus, in Florida, it's kind of a retiree state, so I feel like I can play and then just glide into retirement.

"I think I can. I think it's a yes."

He's definitely playing like he can after throwing for 379 yards and four touchdowns in Tampa Bay's Week 1 win over the Dallas Cowboys last Thursday.

During the 2020 season, Brady had a completion rate of 65.7 %, throwing 4,633 yards with 40 touchdowns, capping it all off with Super Bowl MVP honors back in February.

He is also currently the only player in NFL history to have started 300 games.

This season, he can break the record for career passing yards and completions, and can also become the first quarterback to win multiple games after his 44th birthday this coming Sunday, a testament to his continued longevity.

Brady and the Bucs will take on the Atlanta Falcons at home in Tampa this Sunday.

Cover photo: IMAGO / ZUMA Wire

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