Tom Brady looks on during the preseason game between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on August 29, 2019 in Foxborough. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — As Tom Brady enters his 20th season in the NFL, and 18th as a New England starter, the 42-year-old quarterback is waxing nostalgic about his two decades in the league.
"I was a young player once, too, and I had a lot of older players that I worked with," Brady told reporters Wednesday, reflecting on his growth from student to teacher.
"I had some great mentors, people that really taught me how to play the position," he continued. "It was great at a young age to have John Friesz and Drew (Bledsoe), and then to have Damon Huard, and Vinny (Testaverde) and to have Doug (Flutie). And then all of a sudden it flipped, and it went from Matt Cassel to Brian (Hoyer) to Jimmy (Garoppolo) . I played with so many great guys over the years."
Never one to let age slow him down, the six-time Super Bowl champion poked fun at the age of some reporters in the room. "You guys are kinda old too," Brady said to laughs. "I'm not the only old guy in here, just for the record."
And as Ferris Bueller once said...
Brady and the Patriots kick off the season Sunday night in Foxboro against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
WBZ NewsRadio's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports