New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady wants to play for six or seven more years. This bold plan will surely have some non-believers.
Recently, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said that Tom Brady informed him of his intentions to play at a high level for six or seven more years. Brady will be 40-years-old this season, and this is certainly a bold statement from the greatest quarterback of all-time.
Father time usually catches up to even the greatest of athletes. Sometimes the demise is slow, but other times it can seemingly happen overnight. For Brady, he is coming off of arguably the best season of his career.
Last season, Brady totaled 28 touchdown passes and just two interceptions. The touchdown to interception ratio was the best in the history of the NFL, breaking a record previously held by Nick Foles.
While some might believe that Brady can accomplish this, there will certainly be people that think he can’t. Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross didn’t hold back with his opinion on the Matter.
"“Good luck,” Ross said to Mike Reiss of ESPN.com. “I love Tom Brady. He’s a Michigan guy. It’s OK. I don’t worry about them. We have to worry about my team.”“I admire Tom Brady. He’s a fabulous person, a great player, no question. I have total respect for him. But I haven’t given up on ours. We’re building our team. I like our coach, I like our culture — I think we’re changing it — and we’re looking to be competitive.”"
Being in the same division, Ross certainly doesn’t want Brady to play at a high level for six or seven more seasons. Since becoming the starting quarterback for the Patriots, Brady has dominated the AFC East.
Even though the Dolphins took a step forward in 2016, the Patriots are still the top dog in the AFC East. If Brady plays at a high level for six or seven more seasons, the Dolphins likely won’t be able to dethrone them as the division champs.