Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, 30, hopes he would have a Tom Brady-like career and play until 45. Brady, 44, is still capable of playing at the highest possible level as last season he led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the Super Bowl.
"I feel like I can play another 15 years, without a doubt," Carr said, per ESPN. "Nothing's hurting. It's the middle of camp, and I feel great. I feel strong, I feel fast, I feel explosive. And I think it's just the way we train now."
Carr insists he feels absolutely great when it comes to his health and the state of his body. "I honestly feel stronger, faster, better than I first did when I got to the NFL," Carr said. "And that comes with more knowledge on how to train, how to eat, how to take care of your body.
And that takes a little bit of money sometimes, but it's definitely worth it. "Because I'm sitting here in Year 8, and I remember people ahead of me talking about Year 8 like, 'Yeah, I'm miserable,' and they can barely walk out of bed.
I'm blessed, man. I don't have those problems. And I've had broken bones. But the way they rehab and stuff nowadays, I feel great."
Brady left the door open for possibly playing to 46
"You’ve passed your physical prime, absolutely,” Brady said during his appearance on SiriusXM town hall with Jim Gray.
“I believe that I sustained it for a long period of time. But I don’t see me now — and there wouldn’t be a reason to like improve let’s say my arm strength or the distance I can throw a ball or the speed I can run physically.
It is what it is. It’s just, I’ve actually maintained that for a long period of time through a lot of unique thoughts and my workout, my recovery, my training. “You know, mentally I know how to prepare. So I think at lot of those things are — it’s not, it’s really maintaining a championship level of play.
It’s not about, you know, ‘How much better can I be at 44 than I was at 38?’ It’s more about, ‘Am I at championship level as a quarterback?’ And if I am, I’m gonna play and I’m gonna compete, because I love it."