Tom Brady again skipping OTAs

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Tom Brady is skipping the Patriots’ voluntary offseason program for a second consecutive year, Ryan Hannable of NESN reports.

Brady was among 14 players who were not on the field for the team’s OTAs on Thursday, joining Sony Michel, Isaiah Wynn, Michael Bennett, Patrick Chung, Demaryius Thomas, Kyle Van Noy, Deatrich Wise, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Nate Ebner, Yodny Cajuste, Nick Brossette, Ryan Allen and Joe Cardona, per NESN.

Brady, 41, presumably is spending more time with his family during the offseason.

Missing out on the team’s voluntary workouts certainly didn’t impact Brady in 2018. He passed for 4,355 yards, 29 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in the regular season and added 953 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions in the postseason.

He has yet to meet rookie receiver N’Keal Harry, though the two have connected on social media. But Brady and Harry will have plenty of time to get to know one another during the mandatory minicamp and in training camp.

20 responses to “Tom Brady again skipping OTAs

  1. Last year he operated a passing camp as an alternate so he could do a big vacation. Could be he’s doing the same this year?? But note his 2018 yards were 400 more than Brees, and in all-yards (reg + playoffs) he’s now the all-time record holder (not Brees), despite Brees and Peyton playing most of their games indoors and southern climes. But Brady would never have a game stopped to mark it – he don’t care about anything except the ring. Eat salt haters!

  2. When he does finally arrive maybe he should fly in on a helicopter, or ride in on a fire truck. Seems to work really well for the Steelers

  3. Not a Patriots fan but at this point I think Brady has more than earned the right to skip some voluntary workouts.

  4. Given he’s the all time leader in total passing yards, based on your comment he’d have to throw an obscene amount of passes to get there.

    So what you’re saying is he has the best arm the NFL has EVER seen.

    I keep wondering why teams don’t just stack the box 5 yards from the line with EVERYONE. Surely that’d end the Patriots run then?

    terripet says:
    May 23, 2019 at 8:54 pm
    When you throw 3 yards you don’t have to show up

  5. terripet says:
    May 23, 2019 at 8:54 pm
    When you throw 3 yards you don’t have to show up
    These comments make the PATS nation laugh. If your QB is so successful throwing 20+ yards then how come Tom is wearing the rings? LOL.

  6. terripet says:
    May 23, 2019 at 8:54 pm
    When you throw 3 yards you don’t have to show up

    Love to see the jealousy. Jealousy leads to celebrating participation banners.

  7. Its not really a bad thing. It gives more reps to Etling and the rookie QB. If Brady and Hoyer took the bulk of the reps like they will during camp, then the youngsters wouldn’t get much of a shot to show what they got or how they adapt to new information.

  8. “Missing out on the team’s voluntary workouts certainly didn’t impact Brady in 2018.”

    You don’t know that, and it likely isn’t true. He may have thrown for 4700 yards and 31 TDs had he gone.

    What is true is that he played well enough without attending OTAs.

  9. TB is simply getting ready for next duck boat parade when Bruins win the Stanley Cup. Gronk too.

  10. Not sure we need Brady to train the new guys on running their routes. When Tom gets there, hopefully the newbies will have their routes down

  11. Can u imagine a scenario where one team utterly dominates and humiliates another on their way to record number of SBs, and yet fans of the losing team attempt to troll the QB of the winning team for throwing the ball “too short”.

    It’s completely bizarre, and yet we see it here nearly every day.

  12. As Brady once said, at this point, he knows all the answers to the test. He deserves to watch and participate in his children growing up. Most NFL players don’t make it to 30, never mind 42. Whomever they throw out there, get open and TB12(the undisputed GOAT) will find you. GO BRUINS!

  13. I find it funny that the same people who say NBD to Brady skipping practice time “to be a team player” are the same folks who complain about everyone else skipping voluntary workouts.

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