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Panthers' Cam Newton believes Tom Brady is actually Benjamin Button

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Many NFL just can't wrap their heads around how New England Patriots star Tom Brady is able to play in the league at a top level despite the fact he is now 40-years-old.

After last season incredible comeback in the Super Bowl, the quarterback had guided his team to a 6-2 record so far in the 2017 season. He looks more than likely to go on another deep playoff run with his team currently situated as the second best team in the AFC.

Yet some fans, coaches, and even players can't seem to figure out how the five-time Super Bowl champion is still able to perform at a high-level year in, year out. Cam Newton, however, isn't one of those people, as he has a theory as to why Brady is able to do this.

Speaking prior to the Carolina Panthers' game this weekend against the Miami Dolphins, the quarterback gave his theory as to how Brady is able to play in the NFL into his early 40s. And it's definitely one which you haven't heard before.

Newton said during his press conference, according to "He may be Benjamin Button. He looks like a GQ model. Golly, I see no gray. I look at [Panthers backup quarterback Derek Anderson], and he's full of gray already."

That's right. Cam believes Brady is like Benjamin Button, getting younger rather than older as each year passes.

Once again, the Patriots quarterback is playing like an MVP candidate, with a passing record on the season so far of 2,541 yards, 16 touchdowns, and only two interceptions averaging 8.2 yards per attempt and completing 66.7% of his throws.

Newton's season, on the other hand, has been quite the opposite, and completely different to that of Brady's, and far from his 2015 MVP season, but the team's record on the season doesn't reflect this as they currently sitting at 6-3.

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The Panthers quarterback has thrown for 1,978 pass yards 10 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions averaging 6.9 yards per attempt and completing 62.4% of his throws. He has also rushed for 341 yards and four touchdowns.

Newton will be on the field to help his Panthers beat the Dolphins on Monday night, while Brady, or should we say Benjamin Button, will look to keep on showing he can play well into his 40s when his Patriots play against the Denver Broncos this weekend.

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