When the 2018 NFL season begins, Tom Brady will be 41 years old. He’s not only still good, he’s performing at a ridiculously high level & coming off an MVP season. Along with all his accomplishments, Brady has continuously pointed at his diet and TB12 method as the reason for his longevity. Personally, I think the key factor to Brady’s longevity is luck. If not, then why the hell aren’t we talking about RB Frank Gore & what he eats!? His longevity might be more impressive.
RB Frank Gore deserves more credit. Personally, I find his longevity more impressive than Tom Brady’s. He might be six years younger at 35, but 35 for a running back is damn near ancient! After all, while a quarterback gets hit during a game, a running back is almost guaranteed to get tackled and hit every time he gets the ball. Just look at the numbers from his 13 year career. He’s only once had fewer than 203 attempts in a season & he’s rushed under 1,000 yards only four times & two of those four he was very close to that mark. That’s a ton of mileage. Also, note his games played. He hasn’t missed a damn game in SEVEN seasons. He must have made a deal with the devil.
While Tom has been fortunate enough to play at an extremely high level into his 40’s, I do wonder what’s more impressive in terms of durability. Is it an elite QB at 41, or a solid 35 year old RB who hasn’t missed a game in seven seasons, takes more hits, & needs to run more? While both are impressive, I do give the edge to Gore on this.
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