- Height / Weight
- 6'4" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- August 3, 1977 (41)
- 20th Season
- 2000 / Rd. 6 / Pk. 199 (NE)
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is electing to skip the voluntary offseason workout program for the second straight season, presumably to spend more time with his family. The 41-year-old didn't miss a beat after skipping organized team activities in 2018, and it shouldn't be an issue again this year. Brady will be back for mandatory minicamp and training camp this summer to gain chemistry with his receivers. While we will never bet against Brady, the loss of tight end Rob Gronkowski and the lack of reliable wideouts outside of Julian Edelman could hurt him in 2019. Still, he'll be drafted as a midrange QB1 in fantasy drafts.
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft expects 41-year-old quarterback Tom Brady to stick around for a while even though his contract is set to expire after the 2019 season. Well, think about it, the last three years weve been privileged to go to the Super Bowl with a quarterback in place, Kraft said. I would be quite surprised if he didnt continue for quite a while as our quarterback. Brady is fully expected to play in 2019, but there are no guarantees he'll go beyond that, although his production hasn't slowed down all that much on the wrong side of 40. He no longer has high-end QB1 upside in fantasy, but Brady remains a serviceable starter until we see otherwise.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said there is a "zero" percent chance that he will retire after the Super Bowl. Brady threw for 4,355 yards (65.8 completion percentage), 29 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in the regular season but looked more his age down the stretch. He has been excellent in the playoffs, however, and will be playing in his third straight Super Bowl next Sunday. Even heading into his age-42 season in 2019, Brady could still play a few more years and be effective. His ceiling obviously isn't as high as it once was, but he can be a serviceable QB1 in 2019.