Tom Brady is defying all types of logic. At the age of 41, and his 19th season, Brady is still playing like one of the best quarterbacks in football, which is not supposed to happen.
Last season, Brady led the Patriots to Super Bowl 52, and in that game, he threw for 505 yards and three touchdowns, but his defense let him down, and New England would lose to Philadelphia 41-33.
Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone knows first hand what it’s like to be victimized by Brady as his team lost the Patriots in last season’s AFC title game. Marrone gave his thoughts on why Brady has been so successful this late in his career.
“I don’t know him personally, but I know players that have played a long time in the league and one of the traits are that they are able to take care of their body all year round and know their body and know what they need and train very hard,” Marrone told the media on Wednesday. “There’s a lot of toughness in there also, a lot of competitiveness in there. You have to have a great discipline about yourself to do that, to play. Tommy is a great example of that and not knowing what he has done, but he has obviously done something because I don’t look at him as a 40 or 41-year old.”
Marrone was with former NFL QB Vinny Testaverde late in his career when Marrone was with the Jets, and saw what it takes to play in your 40s.
“I was with Testaverde for a whole season and Vinny was the same type of way,” Marrone said. “I forget how old he was. I’m talking about young and strong. Vinny was like that. I’m not trying to compare the two from the standpoint of what they have done. I’m comparing how disciplined you have to be to play.”
At some point, Brady will fall off, but for now, let’s enjoy his greatness!