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Tom Brady dismisses idea that he can only play four more years

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made an appearance on ESPN's SportsCenter Friday morning, where former teammate and current ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi suggested Brady could play four more seasons. 

"Four is realistic," Bruschi said, via ESPN.com

"You're out of your mind," Brady replied. 

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Brady, who turns 37 on August 3, is entering his 15th season in the NFL. 

In NFL history, only three quarterbacks have started more than five games in a season after turning 40. Brett Favre did it twice, and is the only QB to play a full 16-game season after 40, Warren Moon did it three times and Vinny Testaverde did it three times. 

Despite his age, Brady continues to perform at a high level. He has been selected to the Pro Bowl in each of the past five seasons. He led the NFL with five fourth quarter comebacks last season as the Patriots went 12-4.

Brady is currently the second-oldest starting quarterback in the league, behind Peyton Manning. 

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