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Joe Montana: Brady should play as long as he can

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The greatest QB to ever play gave advice to Patriots QB Tom Brady and Broncos QB Peyton Manning about their careers winding down.

“I say play as long as you can, because the minute you get out, no matter how ready you think you are, you say it’s time and [then] when I was leaving Kansas City, as soon as that season started the next year I was going, ‘why did I do that?’ ” Montana said while being a guest on the NFL Network. “I should have continued to play. 

Tom Brady was a big 49ers and Joe Montana fan growing up

Tom Brady was a big 49ers and Joe Montana fan growing up

“Your body tells you something and your mind tells you something, but in reality, physically as long as you can play, I would play because it’s quitting cold turkey,” Montana continued. “You can’t go out with that kind of excitement in anything else that you’re gonna do. I always say, I wish everyone could play on a Sunday afternoon, just one game. Just so they would understand what if feels like, win or lose. [To see] what’s it like on a field on Sunday. Then you would never say, ‘why is that guy still trying to play at his age.’ [Then] you’ll understand the excitement of the game and there’s nothing like it.”

Brady has said he will play into his 40s.


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  1. […] The greatest QB to ever play gave advice to Patriots QB Tom Brady and Broncos QB Peyton Manning about their careers winding down. “I say play as long as you can, because the minute you get out, no matter how ready you think you are, you say it’s time and [then] when I was leaving […]… Patriots Gab […]

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