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So Zach Wilson is exactly half Tom Brady’s age

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New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) looks on during practice at the team’s NFL football training facility

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) looks on during practice at the team’s NFL football training facility, Saturday, July. 31, 2021, in Florham Park, N.J. Wilson and Tom Brady both celebrated birthdays on Tuesday.

Rich Schultz, Associated Press

NFL quarterbacks Zach Wilson and Tom Brady both celebrated birthdays on Tuesday, but as many on Twitter pointed out, the age difference is quite staggering.

Brady turned 44 on Tuesday while Wilson turned 22, meaning of course that Brady is exactly twice as old as Wilson.

Perhaps more jarring, Wilson was born just a little over a year before Brady’s first NFL game with the New England Patriots in 2000.

Asked Tuesday about sharing a birthday with Brady, Wilson said, “I mean, it’s pretty dang cool. I’d say one of the craziest parts is I think I was 1 in his first year in the NFL, so pretty crazy to think about.”

Wilson is a rookie this season with the New York Jets, while Brady is in his second campaign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after leading them to a victory in the Super Bowl last season. He has broken his own record for the oldest player in NFL history to win a championship multiple times now.

Prior to joining the Buccaneers, Brady played 20 seasons for the Patriots.

Surely a good deal of Brady’s longevity in the league has to do with the way he takes care of his body with the help of his trainer Alex Guerrero, as detailed in a 2019 Deseret News profile.