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Tom Brady is older than 13 NFL head coaches

The longevity of Tom Brady, quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is something unprecedented and historic in the NFL.Now 45, the seven-time Supe


The longevity of Tom Brady, quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is something unprecedented and historic in the NFL.

Now 45, the seven-time Super Bowl champion is older than 13 of the 32 NFL head coaches.

Robert Saleh of the New York Jets is the closest to Brady at 43 years old. Behind him are Kliff Kingsbury of the Arizona Cardinals; Matt LaFleur of the Green Bay Packers; Kyle Shanahan of the San Francisco 49ers; and Nathaniel Hackett, of the Green Bay Packers, with 42.

The only 41-year-old HC is Nick Sirianni of the Philadelphia Eagles. The Cleveland Browns and Atlanta Falcons have Kevin Stefanski and Arthur Smith, respectively, as their 40-year-old head coaches.

Likewise, there are five coaches who have not yet passed the 40-year barrier. Zac Taylor of the Cincinnati Bengals; Brandon Staley of the Los Angeles Chargers; and Mike McDaniel of the Miami Dolphins are 39 years old. For his part, Kevin O’Connell, of the Minnesota Vikings, has 37.

The youngest head coach in the NFL is the most successful of those younger than Brady. Sean McVay of the Los Angeles Rams is 36 years old and won the last Super Bowl.

Record vs. Brady

Not all of the aforementioned coaches have faced Brady. Kingsbury, Shanahan, Stefanski and Staley haven’t faced him despite his NFL experience. Also. three of them will have their first NFL experience at that position: Hackett, McDaniel and Kevin O’Connell.

Of the others, McVay is the only one with a winning record against TB12. Saleh, LaFleur, Sirianni, SMiths and Taylor have losing records.

head coach Record vs. Brady Sean McVay3-1 (Loss in Super Bowl LIII) Matt LaFleur0-2 Nick Sirianni0-2 Arthur Smith0-2 Zack Taylor0-1 Robert Saleh0-1