Tom Brady, arguably the best quarterback to ever play the game, is in the midst of retirement talk. Now, at the age of 37, retirement is becoming a reality.
Tom Brady has been in six Super Bowls and has a record of 4-2 in these games, which is truly a remarkable stat to have. Brady has also had over 53,000 passing yards and 392 touchdowns in his 15 seasons with the Patriots. Now, it seems Brady’s career has been absolutely astonishing; he is compared to some of the best quarterbacks in history, like Terry Bradshaw of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Joe Montana of the San Francisco 49ers. Those two Hall of Fame QBs had amazing stats themselves, but don’t nearly compete with Brady.
After 15 seasons most people think Brady has made his dent in NFL history and should just retire. Trust me, any NFL fan wouldn’t want to see one of the greats leave, but for his own health and well being, he should retire…with one exception. If another Hall of Fame nominee, QB Peyton Manning, retires, then Brady should wait another season so that his retirement will be more memorable, because Peyton Manning is no doubt the better known QB and more people would care about his retirement than Brady’s.
Departures are difficult, but it’s better to leave at the top of your game than at the bottom of it.
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