When the Patriots needed him most, Tom Brady turned in an unreal performance. pic.twitter.com/pWIVAxtqeC
— NFLonCBS (@NFLonCBS) February 6, 2017
Sooo Tom Brady had a pretty decent game on Sunday night. Some may argue it was the best game he’s ever played, especially in that 4th quarter. Sure. He set a Super Bowl record for the most passing yards in the big game and cemented his legacy as the greatest of all time by winning his 5th Super Bowl trophy.
But is it time for Tom Brady to retire?
The easy answer is no. The 39-year old quarterback is still playing at an extremely high level with no signs of decline at all. Brady is still making random ass wide receivers like Chris Hogan look like they deserve to be on the cover of Madden.
But physically, I’m not sure a 40-year old man can withstand an entire NFL season. There is something to be said about someone who rides off into the sunset while they’re still on top. Super Bowl 51 was probably Brady’s most impressive win and the undeniable clincher that he’s the greatest to ever throw the rock.
Most quarterbacks tend to outstay their welcome. Brett Favre actually crippled the Vikings by retiring and unretiring every other week in the offseason. By the end of Peyton’s career he couldn’t throw the ball further than the line of scrimmage. His arm was so bad that he made Brock Osweiler look like Tom Brady.
Should Tom Brady retire?
No. I want him to play until he becomes the worst quarterback in the league and Bill Belichick is forced to cut him or trade him to the Oakland Raiders for a 6th round draft pick. I want him to play long enough that every forgets how great he was and only remembers him as the old dude whose only successful pass completions are to the other teams cornerbacks.
I want an entire generation of kids growing up to only know Tom as the bum who led the Patriots to an 0-16 season. Ah, I can’t wait until he stays in the game too long and becomes an absolute bum.
Never retire, Tommy.