Tom Brady's personal trainer, Alex Guerrero, joined The Greg Hill Show in studio Thursday morning as part of Christian Fauria’s “25 for 25k” event to raise money for the American Diabetes Association.
Guerrero hit on a number of different topics, including his relationship with Bill Belichick and also how long Brady actually plans on playing.
Brady has always said his goal is 45, but Guerrero hinted that maybe he would like to even go a little bit longer.
“It all comes to commitment, really," he said. "No one thought you could play at the elite level in your late 30s, early 40s. That is something we always felt we could do. I have really wanted to be there to help him accomplish that goal. I certainly do believe that 45 is a very realistic goal.
"We talk about it all the time. Every year he just adds another year. He goes in and he’s like, ‘Guys, I feel so good still. I think I am going to go till 45.’ I am like, ‘OK.’ Now he’s like, ‘Alex, I think I can go like 46 or 47.’”
The Patriots quarterback is set to be a free agent after this season for the first time in his career, so will he be at Patriots training camp in July of 2020?
“I don’t know," Guerrero said. "It’s not July 2020. I am focused on today. I am just trying to get Tom ready for practice today. It’s Thursday.”
Another major storyline with Guerrero is his relationship with the organization, specifically Belichick. This was prevalent a few years ago when there were multiple reports of a rift between Brady and Belichick, and Guerrero was banned from Gillette Stadium.
“It’s great. I laugh at those (stories)," Guerrero said. "It’s been wonderful. This is 21 years for me now going to the Patriots organization. I see Bill in the hallways and he gives me high-five. He’s great. He’s awesome. He’s gotten treatment. He’s wonderful. He’s been wonderful to me. I can’t say enough good things about him, about Mr. Kraft — the whole Patriots organization. They have been very supportive.”
And as for Guerrero selling his house and moving to Plymouth recently, he had a good reason.
“It was a good time to sell," he said. "I’ve got four kids. I’ve got two that are married, two that are off in college. My wife and I decided it was time to down-size. It was a good time to sell. We wanted to be closer to the grandchildren. We have a granddaughter who lives in Plymouth with our daughter and son-in-law. We wanted to spend more time with her and be closer to her. It worked out great for us.”