Re: With Brady, brady 40 is the new 25. let it continue!
posted at 12/12/2012 6:16 PM EST
In response to dapats1281's comment:
Brady turned 35 last August, not 36.
I don't care how old Marino or Elway were when they left. Game has changed so much that QBs get hit MUCH less than they once did.
Medicine wise, I'm sure there are plenty of things that will keep them in better shape as they age.
With Brady, the only thing you need to worry about is arm strength and endurance. I don't see his body breaking down.
Biggest question mark is the impending contract negotiation.
How many years and how much money can you guarantee a player who will be coming into the new season as 38? How much will Brady demand? And maybe, most importantly, will a QB that they really like fall into their laps in a future draft?
Brady is the LAST Patriot I would want to see in another uniform. But if a guy like Manziel becomes a top NFL prospect and declares for the draft his junior year and the Patriots, for some reason, have a chance at getting him....then I take Manziel.
As much as I want Brady to finish his career here, I'd prefer a Montana to Young transition than an Aikman to whoever took over as the cowboys QB
depats we're thinking alike. i posted several posts abotu this on the draft thread a few weeks ago. not gettign rid of brady but dream of making a proactive trade to a team we think will have the 1st pick in 2 years now, to pick manziel and or the best qb in 2 years. even if brady is heere 4/5 more years we can season him 2-3 years.