Should the NFL have an Age Limit?

Tom Brady says. "No"


Elizabeth Boggs, Staff Writer

“I think I can, I think I can, I think I can,” said the little Brady that could.

According to critics, the NFL is too young with the average age of the NFL player being twenty-six in 2018.  While one may associate youth with athletic ability, one man embraces his age and continues to push the youthful boundaries of the NFL with his maturity; Tom Brady.  This notion doesn’t come without controversy.   In a sport where youth rules, is there room for a forty-something player?  When asked about his intention to play football until he’s forty-five, Brady replied, “I certainly think I can do it.”  In his forties, Brady has played for twenty years; continuing to play would have him retiring at the age of forty-five.  Brady considers this a great goal. “It’s just a matter of how long I want to make the commitment to doing the things that get me ready to go. I love playing. I’d love to play this game as long as I can.” He continued saying that, “there are a lot of things that aren’t up to me. I’m going to do everything I can to play at this level for as long as I can.”  

 Many people question the safety of both the young and the old in the sport. As for Tom Brady, he says,” if I’m going to do something at this point, it’s going to be because I enjoy it. A lot of parts about football weren’t enjoyable like they should have been, I’m just worrying about certain things that matter like my family. But to worry about what a lot of people say or think or feel, I really don’t care anymore.” Some Bourbon County residents agree. Grace Russell, Patrick Boggs, Makayla Boggs, and Carolyn Boggs stated that “if he believes he can do it, he can do it. Don’t let someone tell you otherwise and bring your self-confidence down.” There is no reason for him not to try. Brady’s fans will support him regardless of the controversy. 

As the for the little Brady that could, he knows he can and he will.