Tom Brady's Not Done Yet New England Patriots starting quarterback Tom Brady plans on playing in the NFL for another decade. Brady responded the the pick of Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett by texting Kurt Warner to inform him that he plans on being in the league another ten years. Tom Brady turns 34 years old this August. Brett Favre, whom we seemingly couldn't ever get rid of, was 41 when he finally retired (we're sure he's done, right?). If Brady does try to play until he is 44, he will likely be wearing a headset and helping to mentor a young quarterback for some other team. There's no way the Patriots wouldn't trade Brady before all of his value to them as a potential starter is used up. Remember how the franchise unloaded Drew Bledsoe to the Buffalo Bills when Brady won the job? Perhaps Brady wants to break Steve DeBerg's record for being the oldest quarterback to start a game: 44 years, 279 days. DeBerg was also the oldest player to be in uniform for a Super Bowl at 45 when he was a backup to Chris Chandler for Atlanta in Super Bowl XXXIII.