Chargers QB Philip Rivers can play as long as Tom Brady, according to Melvin Gordon
New England Patriots superstar Tom Brady is still going strong in the NFL with the five-time Super Bowl champion set to turn 41 in August. Brady believes he can continue to play at a high level while competing for championships until 45 years old, and it seems one of Philip Rivers’ star teammates with the Los Angeles Chargers thinks the veteran quarterback can do the same.
TMZ Sports recently caught up with one-time Pro Bowler Melvin Gordon and asked him about Brady potentially playing until he’s 45 and whether he believes it is possible to do such a thing in today’s NFL. Gordon doesn’t doubt the notion that Brady, Drew Brees, Russell Wilson, Matt Ryan, and Rivers can pull it off.
Rivers has been one of the few quarterbacks in the NFL that has been able to avoid significant injuries. The Chargers star is as durable as any player in the league and can always be depended on to be under center for Los Angeles.
Unlike Brady, Rivers still has a long way to go before reaching 45 as he’s set to turn 37 in December. Along with a potentially long road ahead, Rivers also has the benefit of a very talented team around him as the franchise continues to cement its roots back in the city of Los Angeles.
The seven-time Pro Bowler can have his best football yet to come as the Chargers appear to be a force to be reckoned with in the AFC and may only improve moving forward with Rivers still under center.