New England Patriots: 5 Reasons Why They Can Repeat as Super Bowl Champions
By Nick Ziegler
Still have the GOAT
Unlike some teams in the NFL, the Patriots are always going to contend because of the quarterback that they have under center. After throwing for 466 passing yards in Super Bowl LI, Tom Brady still has a lot of good football left in him.
At the age of 39, Brady was able to have one of the best seasons of his career in 2016. After serving his four-game suspension, Brady totaled a 11-1 record as a starter in the regular season. He also totaled 28 passing touchdowns and just two interceptions. That excellent ratio set a new NFL record that was previously held by Nick Foles.
With his birthday in August, Brady will be 40-years-old at the start of next season. Despite his age, it doesn’t look like Brady is slowing down at all. With a solid offensive line in front of him and good weapons on offense, Brady will be an early MVP candidate for next season. If it wasn’t for the four-game suspension, Brady could have been the MVP this season.
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Father time usually catches up to even the greatest athletes. In Brady’s case, father time doesn’t even appear to be close to knocking on his door. With Brady under center next season, the Patriots can certainly repeat as champions.