Tom Brady, age 40 (as of Week 1)
After two years of allegations, appeals, and a four-game suspension, Tom Brady will once again look to flip the NFL on its head and prove his doubters wrong.
At age 39, 2016 was simply one of Brady’s best years yet. In twelve games, the future first-ballot Hall of Famer threw for 3,554 yards, 28 touchdowns, and only two interceptions, on route to his fifth Super Bowl victory. Brady finished the year with a 14-1 record including the playoffs.
There’s no evidence to suggest a decline in Brady’s play in 2017. The Patriots added multiple weapons to their offense, including two new running backs who will help to sustain the best of Brady’s play until later in the season. The team double dipped on offensive linemen for the fourth draft in a row, meaning TB12 should have solid protection throughout years to come.
In March, Albert Breer of The MMQB tweeted the following about Brady’s future:
Brady will be 41-years old when his contract expires in 2019 until then, the juggernaut they call ‘Tom’ will continue to wreak vengeance across the NFL.