At 43 years old, Tom Brady is still producing as one of the top quarterbacks in the league.
This fact is no accident. Throughout his 21-year NFL career, the seven-time Super Bowl champion has put in the hours to remain at peak performance.
While Brady may not be equipped flashy playmaking and freak athleticism — he just knows how to win.
Like the veteran QB, LeSean McCoy joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ squad for the first year in 2020-21. In his 12th NFL season, the 32-year-old running back said he’s never had a teammate quite like Brady.
McCoy perfectly captured his quarterback’s intangible contributions and work ethic on an appearance with The Pat McAfee Show.
“He’s the only player that I’ve ever been around that, when he speaks, when he talks, I believe him,” McCoy said. “He could tell me, ‘Shady, go walk on that water. You won’t drown.’ I’m going to be like, ‘OK.’ He has that type of thing about him. And the way he works. When I was younger, I wish I worked as hard as he does. We just won a Super Bowl and he’s back training, doing little things.”
"When he speaks, when he talks, I believe it..
He could tell me Shady go walk on that water, you won't drown.
I'd be like OK"
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) February 17, 2021
This past season, Brady was the oldest quarterback in NFL history to serve as a team’s primary starter. McCoy feels there’s no reason why the all-time great can’t continue that record for years to come.
“He’s 43,” McCoy said. “He’s dialed in. He can play another five years. Just because, not only just the talent or the big arm and all that. It’s just like, he gets it. He gets it.”
With no signs of stopping any time soon, Brady will shoot for yet another Super Bowl run in 2021-22.