Tom Brady reckons that he can play in the NFL for at least another five years, which would put him at a massive 44-years-old when he even starts to think about hanging up his cleats and calling it a day.
Speaking earlier this week, the Patriots quarterback made another big claim - saying that he is quicker now at the age of 39 than he was during his time in college at the Michigan Wolverines and when he participated in the combine.
The video of Brady running the 40-yard-dash at the 2000 NFL Combine is notable for two reasons, how slowly he ran it, and how ridiculous he looks when running. Because it so glorious, we thought we'd drag it back up for you lovely people.
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Brady was timed at 5.28 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the 200 Combine, which was the slowest mark by any quarterback taking part that year. It wouldn't surprise me if it was the slowest QB time ever. For comparison, Jameis Winston was mocked for his 40 time and he ran a 4.98.
The video of Brady's 40 has become legendary, and here it is...
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It seems that Brady believes his 40 time is now around the five second dead mark, which would have taken a fair chunk out of his original time.
“I’m never going to run a 4.7 [second] 40 [yard dash],” Brady said on WEEI’s Kirk & Callahan show earlier this week.
“I never have been able to do that and I never will be able to do that, but I’ve timed my 40 from what it was when I was coming out of college to what it is now and it’s maybe two- or three-tenths faster ... I was really slow back then.”
While he won't be speeding away from Jadeveon Clowney or Anthony Barr any time soon, Brady will have benefited massively from being quicker in the pocket. That extra quickness in his first few strides may be one of the reasons why Brady is still going strong after all these years.
Who would've thought that this guy would become arguably the greatest quarterback of all-time?
Will he play on till he's 45? Stranger things have happened in the NFL...