With his legendary physical and mental conditioning along with his emphasis on proper nutrition, Brady’s stated goal of playing until he’s 45 may actually be achievable. And that can create an opportunity for Belichick to trade his fine No. 2 quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo, for a first-round pick and possibly more in order to bring additional talent to a championship team.
With all of these factors at work, the Patriots are the model franchise in the NFL, if not in all of sports.
I understand how hard it is to win consistently in the NFL after being in the playoffs 18 times during my career, including two Super Bowl appearances. I thought that was a pretty good record, but New England’s success in the Kraft-Belichick-Brady era is in another stratosphere.
“Dynasty” can be an overused term, but this Patriots franchise definitely qualifies with 14 playoff appearances in the last 16 years, eight straight AFC East championships and now five Super Bowl titles.
And likely more to come, very possibly as soon as next season.
Tom Brady led the Patriots to an epic rally to win his fifth Super Bowl title on Sunday night.
Perhaps no one was more excited than Brady’s wife, Gisele Bündchen.