Tom Brady’s NFL career almost ended at the age of 27

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Tom Brady became the first quarterback in NFL history to eclipse the 100,000 passing yards mark last week.

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“When I was 27, I almost retired from the game of football, because of elbow pain,”

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Brady said in an ad for TB12 Sports. “Now, I’m 45 years old and I’m still here.”

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In that 2004 season, Brady threw for 3,692 yards and 18 touchdowns and went on to win his third Super Bowl

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with the New England Patriots — right as he got into the prime of his career.

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Brady attributes his longevity in the NFL to the TB12 method,

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a method of strict dieting and workouts that focuses on stretching and pliability.

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Thanks to his workouts, Brady has put together arguably three Hall-of-Fame worthy careers over his 23 seasons.

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He became the oldest player in the NFL to win MVP when he won the award in 2017 at the age of 40,

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his third MVP award, and has since won two additional Super Bowls including the MVP of the game in Super Bowl 55.

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