Manny Pacquiao reacts to ‘too old’ Tom Brady making Super Bowl LV with Buccaneers
Even boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is in awe of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady’s longevity and consistent greatness on the field.
After Brady led the Buccs to a Super Bowl LV berth against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, the boxing great took to Instagram to share his appreciation for one of the best quarterbacks the sport has ever seen.
“Tom Brady does it again! Every time they say he’s too old, he just goes to another super bowl!,” the Filipino slugger wrote alongside a goat emoji.
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At a time where most athletes his age are already contemplating retirement, Tom Brady is headed to his 10th Super Bowl appearance on a quest to get his seventh ring. The 43-year-old signal-caller hasn’t lost a step and looks like he has even gotten better with age. Against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Brady completed 20 of 36 passes for 280 yards and three touchdowns. He did throw three interceptions, but he still clearly outplayed opposing quarterback Aaron Rodgers in their head-to-head.
Brady will now face his stiffest challenge yet in the form of the youthful Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs next Sunday. But as far as Manny Pacquiao is concerned, the Buccaneers QB will do just fine against his much younger foe.
PacMan, himself, is an ageless wonder as well. He continues to be active in the boxing ring even at 42. The fighting senator from the Philippines was rumored to have a crossover money fight against UFC superstar Conor McGregor, but the Irishman got knocked out by Dustin Poirier at UFC 257, which threw a wrench on his bid to fight Pacquiao.
Manny might soon find himself in the same predicament as Brady, as he might also have to take on a much younger boxing prodigy. He is being linked to a fight with 22-year-old phenom Ryan Garcia.