Brady: ‘You Don’t Have To Suck When You Get Older’

May 26, 2014 1:03 PM
Brady: ‘You Don’t Have To Suck When You Get Older’
" BOSTON (CBS) — Tom Brady will turn 37 in August, and he’s heard all the whispers about him getting too old to be the dominating quarterback he was just a few years ago.

Those whispers turn to his completion percentage last season, .605, the lowest percentage for Brady since 2003. He also threw just 25 touchdowns in 2013, his lowest total since 2006.

But even with birthday number-37 just a few short months away, Brady will have none of this “getting too old” talk.

“You know, you don’t have to suck when you get older,” Brady told MMQB’s Peter King last week as he made his way to Gillette Stadium for an early-morning workout.

“It’s hard to explain this to people, but the commitment I make, in terms of keeping my body in shape and my nutrition right, should make me healthy. I feel better today than when I was 25, and I know that’s hard for people to believe, but I do,” Brady said. “I work at it. Basically, I work all off-season to prepare my body to not get hurt. I can’t help the team if I’m on the sidelines "

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