New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady talks to reporters during a media availability for for the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, in Houston. The Patriots will face the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl Sunday. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
“Is the future of football staring us in the face?” asks ESPN The Magazine, which answers the question with a cover picture of a graying Tom Brady.
An animated magazine cover released on ESPN’s Facebook page shows Tom Brady aging before your eyes.
“Meet Tom Brady, 2022 MVP. He says yes,” the cover proclaims.
Brady, quarterback for the New England Patriots, turned 40 this year. But he’s made no secret that he wants to keep playing — and keep winning Super Bowls.
He’s appeared in seven and won five rings.
Brady has been honored with the Super Bowl MVP award four times — the most by a single player.
The Patriots are clearly backing Brady, trading away Jimmy Garoppolo to San Francisco this week.
The move leaves New England with no backup quarterback on the roster for the time being, and no quarterback of the future for whenever Brady decides to retire.