John Adams, Patrick Henry, John Hancock and Thomas Paine were younger than the current 41-year-old Tom Brady when they signed the Declaration of Independence.
As Brady's winning appearance against the previously 5-0 Kansas City Chiefs Sunday night, this timeless founding father of the New England Patriots dynasty showed MVP caliber football in his mid-40s. If Brady does that, great for him. Great for the patriots. Good for the NFL. Bad for the rest of the AFC
What if Brady is human? What if we see the last few years of the New England Dynasty? That's the question we keep asking.
"Sticking to the dynasty is the patriots' next challenge," headlines the New York Times … in February 2005!
For years, analysts have been asking that Richard Seymour, Randy Moss and so many other celebrities trigger the death of the Patriots. The NFL's obvious truth, however, is that the head coach and quarterback are the irreplaceable pillars of the modern dynasty, unless you're the Washington Redskins of Joe Gibbs. Everything else changes over time.
For this reason, Andy Reid, Patrick Mahomes, and the Chiefs appear to be better positioned than their AFC peers to fill the void when the Patriot dynasty takes its run in the foreseeable future. They check out the main coaches and quarterbacks. With the contributions of the NFL managers, I've piled up the Patriots' 1