Patriots QB Tom Brady tells Father Time to ‘take an L’ on Instagram post
All season long, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had to hear about the “cliff” and how old age was finally catching up to him.
Those voices began to grow louder and louder as the year progressed, particularly after a couple of shaky performances late in the season that had many questioning Brady’s NFL mortality.
Of course, the 41-year-old continued to prove everyone wrong, leading the Patriots to their sixth Super Bowl title, all of them coming with Brady under center.
Throughout the playoff run, Brady took constant shots at his critics, mocking them for calling him too old and for saying how the team just isn’t that good, so this championship may very well have been the most satisfying one for him to date.
Brady then took to Instagram this week to tell “Father Time” to just accept the loss:
On the regular season, Brady threw for 4,355 yards, 29 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions while completing 65.8 percent of his passes and registering a passer rating of 97.7.
Now, obviously, those are good numbers, and many quarterbacks wish they can have a stat-line like that, but for Brady, it was just mediocre, and he had some outings in 2018 that just made you wonder if that was truly the same guy.
But then, in a Week 17 win over the New York Jets, Brady threw four touchdown passes in one of his most impressive performances of the regular season, a sign of things to come.
He then shredded the Los Angeles Chargers’ defense in a 41-28 win in the Divisional Round of the playoffs and then proceeded to lead the Patriots to a late comeback win over the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game, guiding New England on a go-ahead drive late in the fourth quarter and then sealing the game with a game-winning drive in overtime.
Brady then led the Pats to yet another title against the Los Angeles Rams.