Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady started Monday as the only non-specialist in the NFL over the age of 40 (Arizona Cardinals punter Andy Lee turned 40 last month and San Francisco 49ers kicker Robbie Gould turns 40 in December).

That’s no longer the case after the Dallas Cowboys signed veteran offensive lineman Jason Peters to a practice squad deal on Monday (the Cowboys need offensive line help so it won’t be long before Peters is on the active roster).

Peters turned 40 in January.

There are around 1,700 players in the NFL and only two of them (non-specialists) are over 40. And one of them is the greatest quarterback on the planet.

That’s a factoid that’s almost hard to believe.

It just speaks to how great Brady really is.

By the way, Brady, who is 45, would have to play four more seasons to tie George Blanda for the oldest quarterback to ever play in a game. Blanda retired when he was 48 and Brady will turn 48 just before the start of the 2025 season.

Brady would have to play late into the 2025 season to become the oldest quarterback to ever play in an NFL game. Blanda retired 8 months and 13 days shy of his 49th birthday, which means if Brady played into 2025, he’d break Blanda’s record for the oldest quarterback ever in either late November or early December (depending on how the schedule and bye weeks worked out).

I wouldn’t bet on Brady playing that much longer, but it’s a record that’s certainly within striking distance.

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