Most 38-year-old quarterbacks are generally either fading into the NFL sunset or already well into their second career.
But Tom Brady is not like most others of any description.
The 38-year-old leads the NFL with a 118.4 passer rating while leading the Patriots to an undefeated start to the new season.
Brady is clearly not fading, and despite some recent attention for his TB12 method and training facility, he's not overly focused on his next career.
I want to play for a long time, maybe 10 more years.
In fact, the man dominating 2015 is planning on still doing what he's doing a decade from now.
"I want to play for a long time, maybe 10 more years," Brady responded when asked on a Wednesday conference call with the New York media how long he planned on playing. "I think that's probably what my goal is."
Given the unprecedented idea of a 48-year-old starting NFL quarterback, a follow-up query wondered if No. 12 was serious.
"Well, it's not always up to me," Brady said. "That's what my goals are, so that's just what I'm hoping. And it will take a lot to achieve that. Obviously a team has to want you, but I think that's ... you know, I love playing this sport. I love making a commitment to my teammates and my coaches, and hopefully I can do it for a long time."
Brady has been saying for years now that he wanted to play for another 10, seemingly pushing off a moving finish line. He actually admitted earlier this year, for the first time, that another decade might not be realistic and "might be a little bit out of reach at this point."
But now he's seemingly feeling so good that another decade is back in play, hard as it might be to fathom him still doing his duty in 2025. Father Time is still coming up short in his race against against TB12.