Tom Brady is 44 years old, but he's playing like he's 24 at the start of the 2021 season. On Sunday, the seven-time Super Bowl champion threw for 411 yards and five touchdowns in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 45-17 win over the Miami Dolphins. He now leads the NFL in passing with 1,767 yards and is second in passing touchdowns with 15.
The interesting thing about what Brady did is he was able to have a monster performance while dealing with an injured hand/wrist. "In my younger days, I probably would have never showed you guys," Brady said, per ESPN. "I'd probably try to keep it a secret. But, I think, at my old age, I don't care so much. It's just kind of a football injury, so I'll do my best to get ready for this game -- we'll see what happens."
Brady can also make plays with his legs as he ran for a 13-yard play in the second quarter and reached a maximum speed of 16.36 mph. "I feel fast. I'll have some QB outside pitches," Brady said, laughing. "I'll leave those to the guys who are much more talented than me. Most of the guys in the NFL are probably making like 30 yards on a run like that. I can turn a 30-yarder into a 10-yarder better than anybody." Here's a look at fans reacting to Brady's performance.
Tom Brady making it all look easy:
411 Pass Yards
5 Pass TD
44 Years Old
Timeless 🐐 pic.twitter.com/gMpFmqOcas— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 10, 2021
One person wrote: "Everyone is so jealous of TB12, your watching history what he has accomplished will never happen again. Give the GOAT respect. He beat Brees, Rodgers, Mahomes for #7."prevnext
Tom Brady today: 30/41, 412 yards, 5 TDs, 0 INTs pic.twitter.com/RRkXJALjNM— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) October 10, 2021
Another person wrote: "Year after year I keep thinking - will today be the day age catches up with him. But nope, just keeps playing extraordinary football. Amazing.prevnext
Tom Brady: Dual-threat QBOctober 10, 2021
One fan said: "Tom Brady can't run. I don't know what that was, but it wasn't running." Brady might not be the fastest player on the field, but when he has to run, he can get the needed yards to keep a drive going.prevnext
TOM. BRADY. 5 TOUCHDOWNS.October 10, 2021
One Twitter user wrote: "Brady haters real quiet today. Last week it was one thing, they'll find something this game."prevnext
For the first time in his career, Tom Brady has produced 400+ pass yards & 5+ TD in a single game.
Reminder: he’s 44 and it’s his 22nd season. pic.twitter.com/yXRhMfFM5E— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) October 10, 2021
One person responded: "Imagine Randall Cunningham or Dan Marino or Brett Farve being protected at the QB position the way QBs have been the last 10-15 years while they were playing. You'd have multiple 40 something QBs playing lights out."prevnext
The new leader in quarterback DYAR, the quarterback with the most value by our numbers and thus theoretically the leading candidate for MVP?
It's not Allen, or Herbert. Or Mahomes, or Stafford, or Prescott, or Murray.
44-year-old Tom Brady.— Aaron Schatz 🏈 (@FO_ASchatz) October 11, 2021
A fan said: "I don't even need to read any replies to this because I already know what they say but to bad for them Brady still elite at 44."prevnext
The Bucs have now scored at least 45 points five times in 21 games with Tom Brady. The Bucs scored 45 points five times in 44 seasons before Brady arrived.— JennaLaineESPN (@JennaLaineESPN) October 10, 2021
And this fan wrote: "Really insane. These two seasons so far have been the best offense I have ever seen from the Bucs. Not even close."prev