What did you get Tom Brady for his 40th birthday?


It was his fifth Super Bowl title with New England, another record.

Concussions in the National Football League have been under increased scrutiny in recent years. The Patriots set up a giant birthday card for Brady that fans can sign.

'I love the sweetness in your essence. It never really feels like I'm working at it because I love doing it.

A man synonymous with the New England Patriots, Brady has starred for the franchise since 2000, winning the Super Bowl on five occasions and being named Super Bowl MVP four times.

Stephen Gostkowski had a good day kicking the ball, making six of his seven field goal attempts during the scrimmage - his lone miss from 49 yards - and drilled each of his extra point attempts.

"It's been so fun and football has been such a rewarding part of my life. But I do the best I can do to be prepared to play - mentally and physically - and I give the game everything I can".

"That was a great catch", Brady said after. "It was nice, so many people came out and wished me a happy birthday, so it was very nice". He comes in every day with a great attitude and wants to work hard and he's unselfish. "He adds to a great group of other receivers that I've been fortunate to play with for a long time".

But even as Brady has gotten older, his coach said nothing has changed about his approach. We talked about certain things. I just loved his style, admired him for so long.

Brady said he is not ignoring the issues surrounding these risky occurrences, although if he played through a concussion last season, it begs the question of the passer having suppressed knowledge of head injuries in the past. If you observe, it seems like unbelievable that such youthful face could be getting that landmark. Here's the NFL's greatest current player - arguably its greatest player ever - saying that, at his age, we shouldn't worry if he suffered a serious head injury.

Brady has said he plans to play for at least another five years, although in February he said Bundchen wants him to retire from the game: "If it was up to my wife, she would have me retire today". Better to know now from Brady than 30 years from now when it's too late to do anything about it.

With the Patriots just opening training camp, you knew that the 40-year-old signal-caller was going to be pegged about his wife's comments from earlier this year.