Tom Brady continues to run up the score on Father Time.
The 44-year-old has quarterbacked the Buccaneers to a 2-0 start, throwing for 655 yards and a league-leading nine touchdown passes in the process.
Brady has long targeted playing until 45 years old as a goal, but on last week’s “Tommy & Gronky,” he said he thought he could keep going until 50.
“I don’t find it so difficult,” Brady said. “Plus in Florida, it’s kind of a retiree state, so I feel like I can play and just glide into retirement. I think I can. I think it’s a yes.”
On Monday morning, his old coach was asked whether he agreed with that on WEEI’s Greg Hill Show.
“I’m sure Tom would know better than anybody, so if anybody can do it, it’s probably him,” Bill Belichick said.
Belichick’s current quarterback, Mac Jones, is more than two decades younger than Brady. The rookie picked up his first win on Sunday afternoon, knocking the Jets off, 25-6. Belichick was asked whether Jones’ composure was something that stood out to him during his time at Alabama.
“Mac’s a smart player,” Belichick said. “He was a good decision maker in college. The keys to that position are accuracy and decision-making. He did a good job of that. But college is college, which is, as you know, a whole different level of coverages and athletes. There’s just not a lot of margin for error in the National Football League with the guys we’re playing against every week.”
Story by Chris Mason, masslive.com