If you’re a fan of the Dolphins, Bills, or Jets, this is likely a question you’ve been asking for the last decade: when will Tom Brady retire?
We might take him for granted now, but Tom Brady’s dominance of the NFL has been truly amazing to watch. Entering the league way back in 2000 as a 6th round draft pick, he seemed like nothing out of the ordinary.
Just a slow, un-athletic, backup pocket passer. However, fast forward 21 years and he’s fresh off his 7th Super Bowl win and looks in better shape than he did his rookie year. In fact, his seemingly “un-athletic” style of play is an important factor that led to his longevity in the league.
Another important reason is his famed “TB12 Method” and his close friend/personal trainer Alex Guerrero. Guerrero, who has worked with Brady since 2006, recently appeared on Adam Schefter’s podcast where he spoke about Brady’s future.
Tom Brady’s personal trainer/life coach/diet guru Alex Guerrero said he expects the Buccaneers’ QB to play at least two more seasons, allowing him to fulfill his goal of playing in the NFL until the age of 45.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 20, 2021
Alex Guerrero Expects Brady to Continue Until He’s 45 (at least)
Brady has, on multiple occasions, revealed that he wants to play until he’s 45 years old, and he now has the contract in place to do exactly that. The Bucs re-worked his contract this offseason, meaning that he will be with the team through the 2022 season.
“I mean yeah, I expect him to play this year and next year,” Guerrero said when Schefter asked if Brady still plans to play until he’s 45. “I think when we first got together, and I asked him how long he wanted to play for, and he said to 45. And I said great, then that’s what we’re going to do.”
“And so I think the biggest accomplishment for me will come probably if we make it through age 45. Because that’s what his goal was, and I think that will probably be the proudest moment for me, to say, ‘Hey, we actually did it. One of your goals was to play until 45, and we did it.’ So that’ll be a proud moment.”
Guerrero also said that he’s prepared for any type of uncertainty. “I know from my perspective that I want to honor my promise to him in helping him with his goal. If his goal changes, no problem,” he said.
“If he says, ‘Hey, I think I’m gonna call it a day,’ then great. No problem. I would 100 percent support that. But in my mind is I’m trying to prepare him to do that. I thought about this year two years ago. I try to keep his body three years ahead of where we’re gonna be.”
“So I’m thinking about not just next year but I’m thinking about, ‘Well what if he feels so good at 45 and wants to play at 46?’ I don’t know, so I better plan. I better plan to think about how I need to get his body prepared for 46 or 47. Like, I don’t know. It might be 45. It might be 44. But I just know that I want to hold up my end of the bargain at working hard to support his goal of playing to 45.”
“I’m proud of everything he’s accomplished. He’s just such a beautiful human being. He’s a remarkable man. And we’ve just become so close,” Guererro added. So I’m really — there’s a lot of pride in just about everything he does. I take a lot of pride in that. Because he’s so humbling, he’s so amazing.”