Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 8/4/12
By: Rich Bergeron New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady turned 35 on Friday, a year in which most quarterbacks start to slow down. Only four quarterbacks in the history of the NFL were able to win a Super Bowl after turning 35. John Elway is the only man to do it twice, and he was also the last one to do it. Elway is still at the helm of the Denver Broncos in a management capacity, and he’s about to find out the results of his most aggressive move yet: hiring Peyton Manning away from the Indianapolis Colts. Elway retired at 38 years old in a moment many true football fans remember as one of the most difficult speeches to watch. Dan Marino retired at the same age as Elway. Steve Young left the NFL at 37. Joe Montana hung up his helmet at the ripe age of 36. Then there is Warren Moon. He didn’t quit until he was 44. He may be the major exception to the rule, though he didn’t play anywhere near his best seasons at the tail end of his lengthy career. NFL quarterbacks often live fast and
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