Former Patriots Star Offers Thoughts On How To Manage Tom Brady In 2019

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Tom Brady and Tedy Bruschi in 2015. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Tom Brady's 41, looks it, and he's reportedly playing on an injured MCL.

Granted, the Patriots QB is also the reigning league MVP and, at 39, Saints signal-caller Drew Brees may follow in those same footsteps this year. He looks great.

Brady's former teammate and current ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi detailed on "First Take" how the Pats can learn from the way the Saints are doing things as a way to limit the wear on Brady's aging body next year.

"I see Taysom Hill come in and get a handful of reps where Drew Brees is just lined up there at wide receiver and he’s doing nothing, and it gives you that extra dimension of an offense, and also an athlete at quarterback that gives defenses has to worry about different things and you’re taking reps off your quarterback," Bruschi said.

"If you find a player like a Taysom Hill that can do those types of things, you can have those type of packages for, and does that help Drew Brees stay healthy for all 16 into the playoffs? Possibly," he continued. "Does Bill Belichick look to see what Sean Payton has been doing in New Orleans, and implement that next year by using a type of athlete playing quarterback?"

Brady reiterated this week he plans to play in 2019 and beyond.

WBZ NewsRadio's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports

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