As it turns out, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady isn’t the only NFL quarterback who was involved last week in a car accident. A vehicle that Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman was driving was struck from behind on Friday, two days before a Week One win over the Browns.
According to Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune, Freeman was stopped at a traffic light when his vehicle was rear-ended. Freeman reportedly was “shaken up” by the accident, but he was not injured.
On Monday, Bucs offensive coordinator Greg Olson also disclosed that, after aggravating an injured thumb while taking a snap at practice on Tuesday, and he “didn’t really take another snap until Sunday morning.”
After participating in practice on a limited basis on Wednesday, Freeman fully participated on Thursday and Friday. He completed 17 of 28 passes for 182 yards and two touchdowns with one interception in leading the Bucs back from a 14-3 deficit against Cleveland.
Coincidentally, the two quarterbacks involved in car accidents went on to win the games in which they played.
Hopefully, neither guy will develop any associated superstitions.