There are a number of factors that have contributed to Tom Brady’s incredible NFL longevity. Eating and exercising right, luck with injuries, good offensive lines and a quick release of the ball are a few easy ones to name.
But one of Brady’s former teammates believe there’s another factor playing into his years of success. Namely, the supernatural.
Speaking to Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer, former wide receiver Donte Stallworth, who played two seasons with Brady on the New England Patriots, asserted that Brady must be a vampire. He said that might explain why Brady is “motivated by blood.”
“Tom is motivated by blood because he’s a vampire,” Stallworth said. “He needs that blood to remain looking like a 25-year-old child who is still playing in his prime. So he’s out for blood.”
Donte Stallworth thinks the only explanation for Tom Brady still being at the top of his game at 44-years-old is because…
He’s a vampire 🧛♂️ pic.twitter.com/rmzqKLnj2A
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) September 9, 2021
Donte Stallworth was clearly joking (or at least we hope he was), but there aren’t many wrong answers to why Tom Brady has been able to play for so long.
Whether it’s how he carries himself, blind luck or some combination of the two, Brady has seemingly found the Fountain of Youth. He doesn’t have a speck of gray hair or a gray beard, which contemporaries like Kurt Warner and Brett Favre had well before their respective mid-40s.
More importantly, he’s found a way to continue playing at a very high level this later in his career with the Buccaneers.
Tom Brady’s no vampire, but he’s found a way to make himself very successful, well past what should have been his prime.