The insanity of Tom Brady’s longevity

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The wife and I were married on Jan. 19, 2002. Shortly thereafter, we took a lengthy, terrific honeymoon in Australia. While there, Super Bowl XXXVI was played between the St. Louis Rams and New England Patriots.

The AFC champions were quarterbacked by a young, relatively unknown kid from California named Tom Brady. The Rams’ roster included two men—wide receiver Ricky Proehl and defensive back Aeneas Williams—who are now in their 50s. Their first round pick that year, Adam Archuleta of Arizona State, hasn’t appeared in an NFL game since 2007. Their coach, Mike Martz, fell off the NFL radar forever ago.

The Patriots were a bit younger, but their punter—Lee Johnson—turns 58 this year.

Fifty eight.

Brady is the only man from those teams who remains active—and it’s not even close.

Just crazy.

PS: I was just reminded Adam Vinatieri was on the Pats. But, eh, he’s a kicker.

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