Report: Tom Brady getting physical in NY Thursday

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Word on Wednesday night was that Tom Brady and the Buccaneers were still finalizing language in his contract because it is “more challenging this offseason than any time in recent memory.”

That suggested the delay was related to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and the challenges that have arisen because of the inability to travel to team facilities for physicals that have accompanied such signings in the past. If that was the hurdle, it will reportedly be cleared on Thursday.

Jeff Darlington of ESPN reports that Brady will be taking a physical in New York on Thursday and that “everything is moving along just fine” toward the finalization of the contract.

If the physical wasn’t the issue, it’s unclear what might be the complication with putting the finishing touches on the deal. On the flip side, it’s unclear why Brady would be moving ahead with the physical if there is some other outstanding issue.

We’ll likely hear if there is some other stumbling block that will keep Brady to the Buccaneers from becoming official, but taking the physical suggests Brady is ready to make it so.

 

40 responses to “Report: Tom Brady getting physical in NY Thursday

  1. All this hype about free agency etc. Good chance their won’t be a season, or a full season anyway. Baseball not starting til July at the earliest and good chance NHL cancels..

  2. Flies private, but why fly to Tampa? Stay home & be a good example. Press conferences and holding up the ugly TB12 Bucs jersey can wait.

    I am excited though. The Tampa @ ATL game is usually a slugfest but under the radar. Can’t wait for this year’s and hope it’s still a 1PM Sunday game.

  3. Why does Tom need a physical? I thought the TB12 program meant he was at the peak of physical health???

  4. fishfan77 says:
    March 19, 2020 at 9:48 am
    All this hype about free agency etc. Good chance their won’t be a season, or a full season anyway. Baseball not starting til July at the earliest and good chance NHL cancels..
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    You’re aware the MLB and NHL are both either in season or about to be in season. It’s another 5 months before the NFL season starts.

  5. thisistheendifyouletit says:
    March 19, 2020 at 9:57 am
    Nobody cares

    But you clicked on the article and left a comment ??

  6. Long live the pharaoh but the patriots militia must march on 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆

  7. ” RussianBreadMaker says:
    March 19, 2020 at 10:01 am
    Am I the only one that read that as if he was getting into an altercation? ”

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    I laughed. Underrated comment.

  8. RussianBreadMaker says:
    March 19, 2020 at 10:01 am
    Am I the only one that read that as if he was getting into an altercation?
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    Yes, yes you are

  9. teams are NOT allowed to bring players in to headquarters for physicals at this time.

    thats an nfl proclamation not a Bucs thing.

    all team facilities are supposed to be closed at this time-

  10. He needs a “mental” just as much as a physical.
    That’s where he lost it. . . fire and desire. He was a prima donna, hissy-fit quitter last year.
    Toughness, grit and leadership are gone!

    After AB was taken away, he moped around like Jay Cutler.

    Good riddance!

    Let’s go Pats!

  11. thisistheendifyouletit says:
    March 19, 2020 at 9:57 am

    Nobody cares
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    You need to be thanking the NFL that there is honest to goodness sports news we can divert our attention too. Even if there wasn’t Corona Virus. Its Tom Brady man, the greatest player leaving the greatest organization in sports. Its a big deal – get over yourself

  12. daddeeo says:
    March 19, 2020 at 10:18 am
    Why the heck would you send him to population-central during this? Bad move guys.
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    Brady lives in NY (and other places) in the offseason.

    Good lord- do people think athletes live inside the stadiums they play in?

  13. The bitterness and lack of appreciation for what Tom brought to the Pats from some fans is sad. Just be glad your team benefited from the greatest quarterback ever and hope the team can groom a new stud. I hope TB does well in TB, and it wouldn’t hurt my feelings a bit if they meet next year and TB(2) is victorious.

  14. There is a report that teams that talked to him got the idea Brady wanted Antonio Brown to be signed, and that probably scared those teams away.

  15. If I was going to commit to paying a guy $30 million, I’d want a physical too…

  16. Tony Broome says:
    March 19, 2020 at 9:53 am
    Why does Tom need a physical? I thought the TB12 program meant he was at the peak of physical health???

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    Are you really this stupid?

  17. RussianBreadMaker says:
    March 19, 2020 at 10:01 am
    Am I the only one that read that as if he was getting into an altercation?

    17 74 Rate This

    Hahahaha!

  18. Why go to NY for the physical? It’s got a big COVID outbreak. Since he can fly privately anywhere in the country, why not go to Tampa and the team doctor’s private office?

  19. I am more interested in whether Tampa can secure Melvin Gordon at RB and if they’ll strengthen the O-line with their first round draft pick.

    This team might be really, really good. And they will need to be if they expect to succeed against guys like Michael Thomas, Brees, Kamara, Jones, Ryan, etc.

  20. It’s about time Tom turned the tables on NY and got physical with them. They were all up in his business for those two super bowls.

  21. “You’re aware the MLB and NHL are both either in season or about to be in season. It’s another 5 months before the NFL season starts.”
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    Yes but where’s your sense of fair play?
    If MLB, NBA and NHL are impacted, not to mention the XFL, then why should the NFL be allowed to proceed with their schedule? They should be equally miserable. Otherwise it isn’t socially just.

  22. Yep NY were the rich get the special treatment. Meanwhile every gets to work at home yet not one word about construction workers. Riding elevators packed on renovation projects. I bet they clear a path and give him his own private elevator.

  23. johnnyjagfan says:
    March 19, 2020 at 9:51 am
    Flies private, but why fly to Tampa? Stay home & be a good example. Press conferences and holding up the ugly TB12 Bucs jersey can wait.

    I am excited though. The Tampa @ ATL game is usually a slugfest but under the radar. Can’t wait for this year’s and hope it’s still a 1PM Sunday game.

    39 10 Rate This
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    Hey now…the Bucs are getting new jerseys next month so the one he’ll have won’t have an ugly one to hold up…I hope.

  24. thenorseman817 says:
    March 19, 2020 at 11:55 am
    Yep NY were the rich get the special treatment. Meanwhile every gets to work at home yet not one word about construction workers. Riding elevators packed on renovation projects. I bet they clear a path and give him his own private elevator.
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    Hmmm…construction workers working at home? How would that work, exactly? And my son, who is far from rich, took a physical on Monday for the police academy. It was at a local medical center. They provided a separate entrance for him. Who knew he was so special?

  25. Kolo Jezdec says:
    March 19, 2020 at 12:07 pm
    thenorseman817 says:
    March 19, 2020 at 11:55 am
    Yep NY were the rich get the special treatment. Meanwhile every gets to work at home yet not one word about construction workers. Riding elevators packed on renovation projects. I bet they clear a path and give him his own private elevator.
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    Hmmm…construction workers working at home? How would that work, exactly? And my son, who is far from rich, took a physical on Monday for the police academy. It was at a local medical center. They provided a separate entrance for him. Who knew he was so special?
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    Shout out to your son. Law enforcement people, especially those on the streets, are indeed special.

  26. Kolo Jezdec says:
    March 19, 2020 at 12:07 pm
    thenorseman817 says:
    March 19, 2020 at 11:55 am
    Yep NY were the rich get the special treatment. Meanwhile every gets to work at home yet not one word about construction workers. Riding elevators packed on renovation projects. I bet they clear a path and give him his own private elevator.
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    Hmmm…construction workers working at home? How would that work, exactly? And my son, who is far from rich, took a physical on Monday for the police academy. It was at a local medical center. They provided a separate entrance for him. Who knew he was so special?

    Hmmm…point wasn’t about them working from home, the point is help them out with an option. And great for your son wish him luck stay safe.

  27. 4hourelection says:
    March 19, 2020 at 10:27 am
    He needs a “mental” just as much as a physical.
    That’s where he lost it. . . fire and desire. He was a prima donna, hissy-fit quitter last year.
    Toughness, grit and leadership are gone!

    After AB was taken away, he moped around like Jay Cutler.

    Good riddance!

    Let’s go Pats!
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    LOL, Brady’s now a quitter with no leadership.

    Imagine being quarantined with a loser who thinks that.

  28. nickfolesuggs says:
    March 19, 2020 at 11:27 am
    I am more interested in whether Tampa can secure Melvin Gordon at RB and if they’ll strengthen the O-line with their first round draft pick.

    This team might be really, really good. And they will need to be if they expect to succeed against guys like Michael Thomas, Brees, Kamara, Jones, Ryan, etc.
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    Ryan? LOL no one is worried about Atlanta & Ryan.

  29. daddeeo says:
    March 19, 2020 at 10:18 am
    Why the heck would you send him to population-central during this? Bad move guys.
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    They didn’t “send” him there he lives there…HELLO, and he isn’t going into New York City he’s having the physical done in his home by a private Doctor that Tampa has approved, and YES there is a double standard for people with money so get over it

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