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Tom Brady surprised by emergence of young quarterbacks this season

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Tom Brady surprised by emergence of young quarterbacks this season

  • Buccaneers
Sep 15
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  • SportsWriters

The 2021 NFL season officially began last Sunday, and not even Tom Brady has seen it all.

On his “Let’s Go!” podcast, Brady expressed his amazement at how many young quarterbacks are playing this season.

“I don’t remember this many rookies playing,” said Brady. “Even the second-year guys. Tua [Tagovailoa], [Justin] Herbert, [Joe] Burrow, Trevor Lawrence. [Justin] Fields played a little bit. Trey Lance played a little bit. Zach Wilson is playing. Mac Jones is playing. That’s a lot of young quarterbacks.”

The 44-year-old veteran added that someday he would have to hang his boots up, just like other senior players have done before him.

“Gone are the days of Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers, Eli Manning,” Brady said. “You know, those are the guys I’m used to hearing about. … I’ll be forgotten here soon. I’ll move on and they’ll be onto someone else but that’s just the way football goes, as does life.”

Against all odds, Brady is still going strong in his 22nd NFL season. Even two-time Super Bowl champion Osi Umenyiora, who played for the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII and XLVI, acknowledged Brady’s achievements.

“I think anytime you talk about a player performing at the highest level of football for 19 years, it really is unprecedented,” Umenyiora said. “He has shown that he is, in fact, the GOAT [Greatest Of All Time] quarterback and probably the best overall football player we’ve seen because the quarterback position is the hardest position in sports.”

  • Tom Brady

    Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. is an American football quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League . He spent his first 20 seasons with the New England Patriots,

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