Could Tom Brady Be Bucs’ QB At 46 Or Beyond? “Hell, Yeah” Says Former Super Bowl Quarterback

March 23rd, 2021

“Now Tom, my only advice to you when Byron takes over for me is when you start calling play-action passes, make sure Byron knows why.”

A guy who has played in a whole lot less Super Bowls than Tom Brady seems to think Brady may have more Super Bowl appearances left in him.

In fact, this former quarterback believes the current park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring, down-forgetting, handshake-stiffing, jet-ski-losing, biscuit-baking, tequila-shooting, waffle-grilling, trophy-throwing, Bucs-Super Bowl-winning quarterback could be leading Tampa Bay to more title games at 46 if not beyond.

Who says this? It would be Jaws, former Eagles QB Ron Jaworski.

Jaworski led the Dick Vermeil-coached Eagles to their first Super Bowl in 1981, and he is confident Brady has a few championship games left in his old bones, so he told Clark Judge of

We asked if he could see Brady playing beyond 45.

“Hell, yeah,” he said without hesitation. “He’s got the heart to play the game,” Jaworski said. “He can ‘will’ victory. He’s an incredible leader. And he’s smart. What he did this year is absolutely mind-boggling to me. And I’ll say it for this reason: This was a pandemic year.

“There was no coordination with quarterbacks and receivers, except if you went to the park down the street. There was no training camp. There were no preseason games. He didn’t know the hands indicators, anything about this receiving corps. (So) he walks out in Week One, opening regular-season game against the Saints, and he never really worked with these guys.

“From where he was Week One to the Super Bowl performance was absolutely magnificent. And he got better every single week. Yeah, there are bumps in the road. Defenses are good in this league. But I saw Tom work through those challenges, and he kept pressing hard. They ran the ball. They used the tight ends. And the team evolved … where the last quarter of the season they were playing great football. Great football. Anyone who ever doubted their ability to get to the Super Bowl was dead wrong.”

Look, Joe firmly believes Brady, so long as he demonstrates he can get the job done, will be the Bucs quarterback for the foreseeable future, maybe even past his contract that expires after the 2022 season.

And why wouldn’t Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht want to keep Brady? He’s setting a championship standard at One Buc Palace, and the Bucs will always have a chance with him to make a Super Bowl run.

The only obstacle Joe can see to Brady staying is if he feels the Bucs are no longer committed to winning, or if Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians leaves.

And if that happens, will Brady push for Bucs offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich to take over for Arians? Or perhaps defensive coordinator Todd Bowles?

16 Responses to “Could Tom Brady Be Bucs’ QB At 46 Or Beyond? “Hell, Yeah” Says Former Super Bowl Quarterback”

  1. Chris Thomas from Heaven Says:

    Go after Aaron Rodgers once Tom retires. We’ve found the formula here at QB finally

  2. SOEbuc Says:

    Rogers? We’re trying to win NFC Championships. I would pay anything for Brady as HC when he’s done playing QB. He has too much compassion for the game to just walk away.

  3. 1sparkybuc Says:

    Get Mahomes in the pipeline.

  4. unbelievable Says:

    lol you 2

  5. adam from ny Says:

    tom just might need a ring on every finger

  6. ModHairKen Says:

    Let’s just start with 2021.

  7. Onetrickpony Says:

    I would hope that after Brady retires that they find a spot for him coaching or otherwise with the Bucs. He is the real deal

  8. Fred mcneil Says:

    The biggest part of what makes TB so great is he is not a greedy pig. Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, Dak Prescot … all greedy pigs. And don’t get me started on a clown like DeShawn Watson….
    Football is a team sport. Teams share. One person cannot hog the trough, be it money, or credit … or blame.
    Look at Tom from that angle. He never hogs the credit like a prima donna. He takes his share of blame like a true man.
    And most importantly, he demands what’s rightfully his, but he’s also willing to share some of it with his teammates. He doesn’t hog every bit for himself Iike those others.
    I’m vaguely curious as to how Pat Mahomes does. He has a huge contract, but he seems willing to share also.
    If we’re all still here in 20 years we’ll talk about it, maybe.

  9. Fred mcneil Says:

    I’m not greedy either.
    If he wins the SB again this year I hope and pray he retires.

  10. dmatt Says:

    Leftwich is not ready to take the helm as Head Coach. You need someone who the players will respect without hesitation. No way AB or Fournette gives Leftwich the same respect that they give BA. Todd Bowles should take over once BA retires. Maintain the no BS n the winning culture at one buc place. Let Brady find his own replacement then groom him before his retirement. DWhite will right the ship on defense in the same way Brooks did for 15 yrs. if Brady is still playing at the same level at 46, then keep playing him. His replacement can wait.

  11. Steve M. Says:

    Tom Brady is a great leader and motivator. He should be the head coach, after he retires from playing.

  12. Defense Rules Says:

    I sometimes wonder if Bucs’ fans REALLY appreciate what Tom Brady accomplished this past year. He won a Super Bowl at age 43, the oldest QB ever to accomplish that. He turns 44 this August.

    Brady right now is the SIXTH oldest QB ever to play the game. And when he takes the field in Game 1 this season, he’ll move into 5th place ahead of Warren Moon. A few games into the season, he’ll move into 4th place ahead of Vinny Testaverde.

    If he plays next season (2022), he’ll move into 3rd place ahead of Steve Deberg when the season starts. And sometime during that season, he’d move into SECOND PLACE ahead of John Nesser (QB for the Columbus Panhandles in 1921 at age 45, but it still counts in the record books).
    That’d leave only George Blanda to beat; almost certainly won’t happen (Blanda played until age 48 after 26 years, but part of that was as a kicker as well as a QB).

    So we all might be well-advised to stop thinking of dynasties and be thankful for 1 season at a time. Heck, maybe even 1 game at a time. Every time Brady takes the field, it’s history in the making. This season for instance he’ll almost certainly surpass Drew Brees as the career passing yardage leader (Drew leads with 80,358 yds, but Tom’s only 1,154 yds behind). The two of them left Manning, Favre, Rivers, Marino et al in the dust a long time ago. History in the making …

  13. 813bucboi Says:


    every player on the roster has the highest respect for BL….you’re clueless if you think otherwise….

    BL is our next HC!!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!

  14. Señor Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    We have a couple of people on here who are in the medical field – I would like their opinion on my take: Even tho Brady may not come to a screeching halt like Manning (he had a neck injury) or Brees (Shaq and JPP aged him quickly in ’20, lol), I think in your 40’s your reflexes slow down at the very least. I certainly noticed it with myself (I was coaching mens basketball, eventually my player’s reaction time noticeable increase past my own). Am I correct on this?

    Regardless, Brady and company should take advantage of this until his wheels do in fact fall off.


    Not sure if the divorce would distract him.

  16. Ne+ bucs fan Says:

    Lol, funny,listnfromafar