Following the 2021-22 NFL season, legendary quarterback Tom Brady was initially ready to call it quits, announcing his retirement from football following the Tampa Bay Buccaneers playoff loss to the Los Angeles Rams back in January. However, that retirement was short-lived, with the future Hall of Famer unretiring just a few months later. And based on early practice reports, it’s a good thing he did.
Brady is now 45 years old and entering his 23rd season in the NFL. But according to Tampa Bay quarterbacks coach Clyde Christensen, he’s still performing at a high level. In fact, Christensen indicates that the seven-time Super Bowl champion is looking better than he ever has.
NBC Sports columnist Peter King visited Bucs training camp on Wednesday and spoke with Christensen as part of his training camp tour. In their conversation, Christensen revealed that he recently told Tampa Bay general manager Jason Licht that Brady’s arm was looking better than he’s ever seen it.
“You’re not going to believe this,” Christensen said he told Licht. “Brady’s arm is better than I’ve ever seen it.”
Christensen is a long-time quarterback coach in the league who has coached some of the NFL’s greatest quarterbacks, including future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning. So his word carries some weight when it comes to analyzing quarterbacks.
If Brady’s arm is indeed looking better than ever, the Buccaneers will likely be a championship contender once again this NFL season.