They’re both returning at an old age, and they both share the same Brain Type.  Quarterback Drew Brees (#9 FCAR) of the New Orleans Saints will return to the field for a 20th season after posting to Instagram that he will “make another run at it.”  Brees is the NFL’s career passing leader, and last month turned 41 years of age.  Along with the post Drew displayed a picture of himself on top of a Hawaiian mountain, along with the caption, “My feelings about the 2020 season!”  An appropriate choice of words for sure, with the Animate Brees broadcasting his “feelings” to the world.  One journalist writes, “It would have been a bit surprising to see him walk away now, since he is still playing at such a high level.”  Maybe, but there have been plenty of star QBs in the NFL that have left the game while still on top (#5 FEIR Petyon Manning is a good example).  We think it has a little bit more to do with his BT (#9s have one of the highest pain thresholds in all of sports, not to mention highest energy and coordination levels).  They are true Energizer bunnies.

The other #9 in his old age, of course, is Tom Brady of the New England Patriots.  Now himself 42 years of age, Brady says he still has more to prove.  “In both life and football, failure is inevitable. You don’t always win. You can, however, learn from that failure, pick yourself up with great enthusiasm, and place yourself in the arena again.  And that’s right where you will find me. Because I know I still have more to prove.”  As we have written about before, Brady is a disciplined, fundamentally-sound #9 who has taken his Type to what may be the highest possible level for a quarterback with his design.  (Unlike the #5s and #13s, few #9s have made QB stardom.)  Thanks in large part to field-marshal coach Bill Belichick (#15 FCIL), Brady has led one of the most notable quarterback careers in NFL history.

Brees and Brady give hope to younger #9s wondering if they can ever make it, too.  To overcome their dominant Conceptual function (imagining, rather than seeing), not to mention their Animate nerves which stressful circumstances can cause to go awry, they must work extremely hard, giving 110% (and having the right mentors).  Thankfully, #9s (especially as they get older) can be some of the hardest workers on the planet.  The late Vic Braden, our beloved tennis coaching friend of many, many years, was a prime example of this.

We miss you very much, Vic.

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