No one could have imagined that when Tom Brady was selected by the New England Patriots with the 199th pick in the 2000 NFL Draft he would ultimately become the last active player from that class.
Longtime NFL kicker Sebastian Janikowski retired Sunday, making Brady the last remaining player from the 2000 draft.
Sebastian Janikowski told ESPN that, after 19 seasons, he is retiring from NFL at the age of 41: "It was a good run. I still think of the Super Bowl - it still hurts." He plans to turn into a cab driver, taking his 3 girls to school. Seabass made more $ than any K in NFL history.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 28, 2019
Brady is 41 years old but shows very few signs of slowing down. He's coming off a Super Bowl LIII win -- the sixth championship of his career -- and seems as motivated as ever to keep winning at the highest level.
The Patriots quarterback is the second-oldest NFL player behind former teammate and current Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri. Veteran kickers Phil Dawson and Matt Bryant both are older than Brady but they're also unsigned as free agents as of Sunday.
Brady has indicated he could play into his mid-40s, and if he continues to take care of his body and avoid injury, it wouldn't be surprising if he plays another few years.
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