THAT is why he came back, Gisele! NFL fans hail the “insanely good” Tom Brady, claiming he’s “bigger than ever” after returning at age 45 to inspire the Bucs to an opening day win at the Dallas Cowboys
- Tom Brady started his 23rd season with a win for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- It comes after his decision to reportedly upset his wife Gisele Bundchen
- But Brady threw 212 yards on Sunday and left fans in awe of his play
Tom Brady’s first game of his 23rd season was impressive as the Bucs quarterback made an efficient effort to lead the Cowboys to a 19-3 victory.
Brady finished 18-27 for 212 yards and a touchdown, and viewers noticed the 45-year-old’s continued high level.
Among those who sang his praises was Fox Sports personality Skip Bayless, who said Brady was “bigger than ever,” and former NFL tight end Clay Harbor.
Tom Brady Helped The Buccaneers To A Week 1 Win Over The Dallas Cowboys
“Tom Brady is getting younger,” the former eagle said with a photo from the film Benjamin Button.
While it wasn’t quite vintage Brady, the quarterback certainly had its moments, including a beautiful 48-yard pass to Julio Jones and a touchdown pass to Mike Evans.
By Brady’s lofty standards, it may not have been his best performance, but it still seemed to impress fans.
“Although Father Time is undefeated, he must be at least a little nervous about Tom Brady,” said pro golfer Max Homa.
“Tom Brady is 45 years old, that’s unbelievable body maintenance,” said another Twitter user.
Brady made a huge impression on fans with his Sunday night performance – even if it wasn’t his best
But despite the win – which took him to a 7-0 record vs. the Cowboys of all time – Brady was not happy with his performance.
“We have a lot to clean up, obviously it was a pretty poor performance from us in the red zone,” Brady told NBC after the game, referring to his team’s only touchdown in four red zone trips.
“I can do better than tonight.”
Brady, who threw an interception into the match, was also asked if at age 45 he still felt he had something to prove.
A fan holds up a sign on Sunday night as the Buccaneers played the Cowboys in Dallas
“I think we all do,” he said. “I think every time you go out on the pitch you have something to prove.
The quarterback’s decision to retire and then retire for the off-season has reportedly confused his wife Gisele Bundchen, and NFL insider Ian Rapoport has already predicted that this season Brady’s last.
However, the supermodel posted a supportive message for her husband before the Bucs played, proverb ‘Let’s go @Tom Brady! Let’s go Bucs’, on Twitter.
Brady’s next chance to prove something – really for himself right now – comes this weekend with the Saints.