Are we talking about retirement already? Is this the end for Tom Brady win or lose? Will Bill Belichick retire if the Patriots win Super Bowl 53? All this and more next. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has already outperformed expectations since he was picked in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL draft. Can Brady keep this going at 41?
The skinny kid from Michigan has broken numerous NFL records. Won three MVP Awards, and five Super Bowls. Also Tom is a lock to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer when he retires. When will Brady retire?
At 41-years-old, Brady, who is the oldest quarterback in the league. He plans on playing for a few more years. Despite his declaration that he wants to play until he is at least 45. However, don’t be surprised if he calls it a career if the Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams. We’ll find out in a couple of weeks.
Brady, who won the league MVP Award last season, is still playing at a high level, so it is understandable that he wants to keep playing as long as he physically can. However, a win over the Rams will give him the opportunity to leave the game on a high-note like his former rival Peyton Manning did with the Denver Broncos.
If Brady sticks around after this season if the Patriots win, there are no guarantees that he will make it back to the Super Bowl before he retires. With Kansas Citys’ Patrick Mahomes emerging as the next great quarterback, and Jared Goff looking good in Los Angeles, New England’s window to continue winning Super Bowls is closing quickly.
If Brady’s skills continue to decline, which they will, he could end up like many of the NFL greats that didn’t know when to hang it up and play for a franchise that will be on the decline.
With Bill Belichick known to part ways with his aging stars before they lose their value, expect the Patriots to draft a quarterback this offseason, signaling the end to the dynasty as we know it.