They say that Father Time catches up with everyone, but some wonder if that will happen to Tom Brady. The New England Patriots quarterback continues to play as if he were at his best, against players half his age and still winning.
The athlete, who many already consider the best of all time, will seek to join his legacy and win his sixth Super Bowl on February 3, 2019, when his team faces the Los Angeles Rams led by a quarterback from 24 years. Jared Goff Most people have their money in the older man. So how old is Brady and he’s the oldest quarterback ever to play in a Super Bowl? Here are the answers to those questions, plus the age and identity of the oldest player in the entire league.
Tom Brady was born in San Mateo, California, on August 3, 1977, so he is 41 years old.
The signal caller played his college football at the University of Michigan and was selected by the Pats in the sixth round of the NFL Draft 2000. Sunday marks the 11th appearance of the Patriots in the Super Bowl. Brady is third consecutive and ninth overall. His first Super Bowl was actually against the Rams on February 3, 2002. He was named MVP of that game after leading the team in a series that ended the upset. Brady was 24 years old at the time and became the youngest quarterback to win a Super Bowl (a record he held until Ben Roethlisberger won at the age of 23).
Now, 17 years later, the Patriots are back in the Super Bowl with the same quarterback and head coach, against the same team they defeated so many years ago. These days, although the Rams reside in another city and have a totally different headcount and coach.