Fine line between longevity, Brady and a Sayers-like career



September 20, 2022 - 1:28 PM

Gale Sayers was one of football's most explosive runner from 1965 to 1971. He scored touchdowns on long punt, kick return and a pass play in his first preseason game. During the regular season, he scored a record-tying six touchdowns on a muddy field against the 49ers. He rushed for close to 5,000 yards and scored 336 points over a short career.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — There’s a fine line between a Tom Brady and a Gale Sayers.

Whether a player is a seven-time Super Bowl champion who plays well into his 40s like Brady or all-time great running back knocked out of football during his prime like Sayers there’s an element of luck to longevity in the NFL.

It’s inescapable, regardless of the era.

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