Tom Brady has proven that he’s the only quarterback who can give Father Time a run for his money. Despite being 44 years old, the seven-time Super Bowl champion continues to play at an MVP level.
Speaking to the media this Wednesday afternoon, Colts defensive lineman DeForest Buckner was asked about Brady playing well into his 40s. His response was quite funny to say the least.
“If I’m playing football at 44, it means I’m broke,” Buckner said, via Stephen Holder of The Athletic.
Deforest Buckner, asked about Brady playing at 44…
"If I'm playing football at 44, it means I'm broke."
— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) November 24, 2021
Buckner has earned a few more fans with that quote.
ESPN’s Mike Golic Jr. had the following message in response to Buckner’s comment about Brady: “Perfect energy.” Former NFL executive Andrew Brandt also shared his thoughts on this quote, tweeting “Refreshing candor.”
While it would be an incredible achievement for Buckner to play football until he’s 44 years old, history is not on his side. Usually, defensive ends see their production dip once they reach their 30s.
Besides, it’s becoming very evident that Brady’s career is an anomaly. The majority of the NFL world already considers him the greatest player of all time, yet he continues to work hard for another championship ring.
Brady and Buckner should cross paths this Sunday.