FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Professional athletes measure achievement in championships, with a constant eye slanted toward Father Time.
Next up for Tom Brady is challenging the conventional wisdom of how long a quarterback can play at a high level in the NFL. The leader of the New England Patriots turns 40 on Thursday, an age considered both a line of demarcation and decline for even the game’s greatest names.
Brady already redefined what it meant to have success after age 35 even before he captured his fifth Super Bowl ring last season . With a stated desire to play until age 45 – and possibly beyond it – Brady might one day find himself in rarer company.