Patriots’ Tom Brady thinks he can play to 46 or 47
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is 42 years old, and his personal trainer Alex Guerrero thinks that he could play another four or five years. Brady has always talked about wanting to play until he was 45 years old and although Guerrero thinks it’s a good goal, he thinks he could actually do it until he was 46 of 47.
“It all comes to commitment, really,” Guerrero said on The Greg Hill Show. “No one thought you could play at the elite level in your late 30s, early 40s. That is something we always felt we could do. I have really wanted to be there to help him accomplish that goal. I certainly do believe that 45 is a very realistic goal.
“We talk about it all the time. Every year he just adds another year. He goes in and he’s like, ‘Guys, I feel so good still. I think I am going to go till 45.’ I am like, ‘OK.’ Now he’s like, ‘Alex, I think I can go like 46 or 47.’”
It really shouldn’t be a surprise that Brady wants to continue to play for more years because he hasn’t really lost a step on the field. Everyone seems to be waiting for Brady to fall off, and it just hasn’t happened yet.
One of the big questions facing Brady after this season is where he will play if he continues to play. Brady is a free agent after this season and there is some speculation that if he wants to continue playing it would have to be somewhere besides New England. Guerrero was asked about that speculation, and his trainer said it’s not something they are worried about.
“I don’t know,” Guerrero said. “It’s not July 2020. I am focused on today. I am just trying to get Tom ready for practice today. It’s Thursday.”
If Brady wants to continue to play, and the Patriots don’t want him, there is no doubt another team will be glad to have him.