There is something “pot calling kettle black”-ish when a 78-year-old calls a 43-year-old “old” — but here we are. During his pre-Super Bowl 55 interview with CBS, President Joe Biden, the oldest serving president in U.S. history, alluded to Brady’s age when he was asked to predict the game’s outcomes. He told CBS News chief Norah O’Donnell that while he wasn’t going out on a limb to say who would win, he said that between the two quarterbacks — Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady — he would only say, “I think they’re both great quarterbacks. One is just a younger version, potentially, of an old, great quarterback. Not old. In NFL terms.”
Even if he wouldn’t call the game, he might have picked a side anyway, when he pointed out that: “Obviously, Brady’s a great quarterback. Mahomes seems like he’s got a lot of potential. And so, I’d probably take a shot with the young guy I didn’t expect as much from.”
Sporting News points out that Tom Brady made history when he became the oldest quarterback to lead his team to a Super Bowl victory — and this was two years ago when his old team, the Patriots, beat the Rams in February 2019. Back then, he was 41. If he leads the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to victory this year, he’d become the oldest player ever to win the Super Bowl at 43 years old.
Biden had dreams of playing in the NFL
But back to the subject of the President — who we expect will be watching the game like everyone else, because he’s as football crazy as the rest of us. Fun fact — he even played football both in high school, and as a freshman at the University of Delaware. In fact, like many boys and more than a few girls, politics wasn’t his first choice when it came to careers. “I had wild dreams [and] It wasn’t to be president. I thought I could be a flanker back in the NFL,” he tells CBS’ O’Donnell.
Biden even had an important endorsement from his high school football coach, E. John Walsh. “”He was a skinny kid, but he was one of the best pass receivers I had in 16 years as a coach,” Walsh told The New York Times in 2008. But fate intervened, and the rest is history.
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