Originally Posted by eagle eye
Favre was 27 when they beat us, Brady is 32. What is that middle age remark about?
In the NFL do you consider a 27-year old to be a beginner?
Do you consider 27 to be end-of-career territory for a good QB?
If either answer is "no" that puts 27 and 32 in the same territory.
If Brady's 32, it's still another 8 years to be at the current Favre stage of decomposition.
The heartening part is that it's eight years to get to the point where a couple dozen NFL teams (more actually) would give their eye teeth to have him.
Of course, he's an outlier on the durability graph, but the outliers always hearten the main sequence. This is why little kids always yell "I'm [sports legend here]!" while playing outside, not "I'm Donnie Goldfarb!" It's also why I'm heartened by the example of a high-performing 40-year-old.
And since I hate Favre, now that it's in the rear-view, I am also happy that he threw an incomplete to dash the hopes of the poor long-suffering Vikings faithful... and now the off-season will be all about Brett... again.
PS, I don't know what you (Patsy) keep saying no thank you to. Nobody is trying to hire Favre here. If you mean to Brady playing 8 more years, we'll see how you feel in a few years
For me, it'll be really hard to say... "ya know, it's about time for Tommy to hang 'em up." I like to think I'll do it, if/when his performance merits it... but something tells me it will be really hard not to extend the benefit of the doubt.
Of course, if he pulls the multiple-unretirements routine because he really wants to play for the Jets and clean our clock, well, then he's dead to me.