Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady said in an interview Monday that he believes his body can handle playing football until age 50.
Speaking to co-host Jim Gray on his weekly podcast, “Let’s Go,” Brady said his nutrition and conditioning regimen would allow him to continue playing long-term.
“I think from my body’s standpoint and how I’ve been able to take care of myself over the years, can put me in a position to (play at 50),” Brady told Gray, via the Tampa Bay Times. “And you never know what can happen as I keep moving forward. I know I’m having a lot of fun playing, and again, at my age … I’ve agreed to play next year as well, but beyond that it’ll just take it year by year.” (RELATED: Rob Gronkowski Says He Doesn’t Watch Film)
Brady had also answered the question whether he could play until age 50 in a video posted to the Bucs’ official YouTube page Thursday. “I think it’s a yes,” Brady told Rob Gronkowski in the video, an episode of the “Tommy and Gronky” series.
“I wrote a book about how to take care of yourself, and I’m hoping people adopt it,” Brady continued. “I’m hoping I can really inspire a lot of other people who … think the limits have been set. And I think that people are blowing through limits these days more than ever. So I’ve put myself in a good position, I think even this year, to compete really hard and play well. I’m going to try to do the same next year, and beyond that we’ll see.”