Tom Brady, 35, says he wants to play at least until he's 40. Will he still be elite in five years?
Leaf in the Brees: "Those are nice thoughts that Brady has about longevity, but almost NOBODY lasts as long as Favre. His durability was off the charts. If Brady is effective at 37 he has a lot to be happy about. Things happen in those late 30s where the body starts to break down a bit. "
thechloisa: "When you add in all the playoff football Brady has played - it'll be amazing if he can be productive past 38 or so. However, he doesn't need to rely on being mobile which is a huge plus and he's always been pretty well protected over the years."
Jenks7000: "Not a Pats fan. But I think a strong argument could be made that Brady is the best QB (or at least the best pure passer) in the history of the league. I'm not saying he is the best, but he is clearly in the converstation, IMHO. That said, he has always seemed a bit contact-shy and that has become more apparent with age. I doubt he starts another three full years."
Carlito Bandito: "The MAJOR difference between the longevity of Favre and Brady is that Favre used to get hit more times in a single season than Brady has most of his career. The fact that he doesn't get hit greatly improves his chances of making it until he's 40. Also if the Pats keep him protected then he will continue to not get hit making it all the more likely that he can make it to 40."
patsfan987654: "Brady with the Pats till 40. Sounds good to me but don't think about stopping at 40 yet."