Apparently, Tom Brady is like a fine wine: He gets better with age.
Brady unleashed his wrath on the Cleveland Browns on Sunday in his first game back from his “Deflategate” suspension. He didn’t show any signs of rustiness while throwing for 406 yards and 3 touchdowns in a 33-13 victory. At 39 years old, Brady might be an ageless wonder.
“I feel better at 39 than I did at 29,” Brady told WEEI Monday morning.
Brady’s age 29 season wasn’t actually a spectacular one so this statement could have some validity to it. Brady threw for only 3,529 yards and 24 touchdowns during the 2006 season. One year later, Brady would toss 50 touchdowns and lead the Patriots to a 18-0 start before eventually losing in the Super Bowl to the New York Giants.
Brady’s suspension could be viewed as a blessing in disguise in hindsight. The Patriots managed a 3-1 record without No. 12, and Brady also got an extra month of rest that could come in handy during the later stages of the season.
Brady’s revenge tour got started with a bang Sunday afternoon in Cleveland. To Tom Brady, age is truly just a number.