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Tom Brady Setting the Stage to Play in his 40's

Tom Brady Setting the Stage to Play in his 40's

01/14/2017
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As Tom Brady prepares to face the Houston Texans today, the future Hall of Famer  has proven that for him age is simply a number. He's only eight months from his 40th birthday.

The 39-year-old signal-caller managed to put up jaw dropping statistics this year, 3,554 yards passing, 28 passing touchdowns and just two interceptions, despite missing the first four games of the 2016 NFL Regular Season.
 
Brady made it clear how he feels about his age in a 2015 conference call with the New York media. He stated that his goal then was to play until 2025, which would put him at age 48.
 
"I'd like to play a long time," said Brady, courtesy of CBS Sports. "There's a lot that goes into playing well. I've played with a lot of great teammates. But I want to play for a long time, maybe 10 more years. I think that's probably what my goal is."
 
The question that football pundits want to know is whether Brady, who turns the big 4-0 in August of 2017, can still be this effective at 40-years old?
 
Here is a look at every QB and their stats for each year they played at 40 years or older.

Player Age                      
                         
  -48-                      
George Blanda                        
Year Age Team Pos. Starts QB Rec Comp Att Cmp % Yards TD INT Rate
1967 40 Oakland Raiders QB/K   15 38 39.5 285 3 3 59.6
1968 41 Oakland Raiders QB/K 1 1-0-0 30 49 61.2 522 6 2 120.1
1969 42 Oakland Raiders QB/K   6 13 46.2 73 2 1 71.5
1970 43 Oakland Raiders QB/K   29 55 52.7 461 6 5 79.5
1971 44 Oakland Raiders QB/K   32 58 55.2 378 4 6 58.6
1972 45 Oakland Raiders QB/K   5 15 33.3 77 1 0 73.5
1973 46 Oakland Raiders QB/K   0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
1974 47 Oakland Raiders QB/K   1 4 25 28 1 0 95.8
1975 48 Oakland Raiders QB/K   1 3 33.3 11 0 1 5.6
                         
  -42-                      
Earl Morrall                        
Year Age Team Pos. Starts QB Rec Comp Att Cmp % Yards TD INT Rate
1974 40 Miami Dolphins QB 1 1-0-0 17 27 63 301 2 3 86.1
1975 41 Miami Dolphins QB 1 1-0-0 26 43 60.5 273 3 2 82.8
1976 42 Miami Dolphins QB 0   10 26 38.5 148 1 1 54.6
                         
  -41-                      
Mark Brunell                        
Year Age Team Pos. Starts QB Rec Comp Att Cmp % Yards TD INT Rate
2010 40 New York Jets QB 0   7 13 53.8 117 2 1 92.0
2011 41 New York Jets QB 0   1 3 33.3 27 0 0 67.4
                         
Brett Favre                        
Year Age Team Pos. Starts QB Rec Comp Att Cmp % Yards TD INT Rate
2009 40 Minnesota Vikings QB 16 12-4-0 363 531 68.4 4202 33 7 107.2
2010 41 Minnesota Vikings QB 13 5-8-0 217 358 60.6 2509 11 19 69.9
                         
  -40-                      
Charlie Conerly                        
Year Age Team Pos. Starts QB Rec Comp Att Cmp % Yards TD INT Rate
1961 40 New York Giants QB 4 2-2-0 44 106 41.5 634 7 8 52.2
                         
Len Dawson                        
Year Age Team Pos. Starts QB Rec Comp Att Cmp % Yards TD INT Rate
1975 40 Kansas City Chiefs QB 5 1-4-0 93 140 66.4 1095 5 4 90.0
                         
Vince Evans                        
Year Age Team Pos. Starts QB Rec Comp Att Cmp % Yards TD INT Rate
1995 40 Oakland Raiders QB 3 1-2-0 100 175 57.1 1236 6 8 71.5
                         
Joe Ferguson                        
Year Age Team Pos. Starts QB Rec Comp Att Cmp % Yards TD INT Rate
1990 40 Indianapolis Colts QB 0   2 8 25 21 0 2 0.0
                         
Jim Hart                        
Year Age Team Pos. Starts QB Rec Comp Att Cmp % Yards TD INT Rate
1984 40 Washington Redskins QB 0   3 7 42.9 26 0 0 53.3
                         
Matt Hasselbeck                        
Year Age Team Pos. Starts QB Rec Comp Att Cmp % Yards TD INT Rate
2015 40 Indianapolis Colts QB 8 5-3-0 156 256 60.9 1690 9 5 84.0
                         
Brad Johnson                        
Year Age Team Pos. Starts QB Rec Comp Att Cmp % Yards TD INT Rate
2008 40 Dallas Cowboys QB 3 1-2-0 41 78 52.6 427 2 5 50.5
                         
Sonny Jurgensen                        
Year Age Team Pos. Starts QB Rec Comp Att Cmp % Yards TD INT Rate
1974 40 Washington Redskins QB 4 3-1-0 107 167 64.1 1185 11 5 94.5
                         
Dave Krieg                        
Year Age Team Pos. Starts QB Rec Comp Att Cmp % Yards TD INT Rate
1998 40 Tennesse Titans QB 0   12 21 57.1 199 0 0 89.2
                         
Johnny Unitas                        
Year Age Team Pos. Starts QB Rec Comp Att Cmp % Yards TD INT Rate
1973 40 San Diego Chargers QB 4 1-3-0 34 76 44.7 471 3 7 40.0
                         
Wade Wilson                        
Year Age Team Pos. Starts QB Rec Comp Att Cmp % Yards TD INT Rate
1999 40 Oakland Raiders QB 0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
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