Tom Brady gets infinitely more attention than Drew Brees for continuing to play at a high level at his age, which is understandable considering the New England Patriots signal-caller is about to play in his ninth Super Bowl and fourth in the past five years. However, Brady is less than two years older than Brees, and there’s a chance the latter could outlast the former.
Jay Glazer of The Athletic was asked in his mailbag this week if he could envision Brady and Bill Belichick retiring together if they defeat the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl. He said he would not rule it out, and he also predicted that Brady will retire before Brees.
“This is the first year that I can see that happening,” Glazer wrote. “I have nothing to base this on, besides a gut feeling, but I can see it happening this year. I can see it being one or the other or both. I think Brady steps away before Drew Brees does.”
Brady is 41 and will turn 42 in August. Brees turned 40 on Jan. 15.