Tom Brady confirms he had COVID-19 in February

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Tom Brady managed to avoid COVID for all of the 2020 season. Not long after the parade celebrating the team’s Super Bowl win, Brady got it.

Brady has confirmed to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times that the 44-year-old quarterback had the disease in February. He currently has concerns about how the league will handle the pandemic in the coming season.

“I think it’s going to be challenging this year,” Brady told Stroud. “I actually think it’s going to play more of a factor this year than last year, just because of the way what we’re doing now and what the stadium is going to look like and what the travel is going to look like and the people in the building and the fans. . . . It’s not like last year, although we’re getting tested like last year. It’s going to be, I definitely think guys are going to be out at different points and we’ve just got to deal with it.”

Vaccinated players aren’t being tested like last year, but the frequency recently changed from once every 14 days to once per week. Unvaccinated players are tested daily.

All Buccaneers players are vaccinated. That’s an advantage, in comparison to the teams that have a rate lower than 100 percent. Still, the disease can (and likely will) cause problems for the coming season. Ultimately, it could be the difference between whether a team makes it to the playoffs or goes home after the regular season ends.

44 responses to “Tom Brady confirms he had COVID-19 in February

  1. That was another long winded answer. If you interview Jerry Jones or TB, make sure you have nothing in the oven.

  2. What?! That’s gotta be a bunch of malarkey! I assumed (just as Tom has said regarding sunburns), drinking a bunch of water would keep you protected from harm. It’s probably Fuaci’s fault.

  3. I knew someone would say it…”TB is the GOAT?” For getting Covid? If that didn’t reek of stupidity it would be sad given the millions of lives truly affected by this disease.

  4. Brady’s desire to win is so in tune with his immune system that it decided to allow Covid after the season and SB was in the books.

  5. Was he vaxxed when he got Covid? Or did he vax afterwards, when he had antibodies? Or, did his physician write him a vax card without actually vaxxing him because Tom don’t put anything in his body he isn;t 100% sure about. All these players could pay for a vaxx record that isn’t legit. Did the NFL issue the vaxx or are they taking everyone’s word for it? We all know Tommy does not play by the rules if he thinks he can get away with it. I’m just sayin’….and it’s not just him. However Tom has a gazillion dollars between he and Giselle, so if anyone could work the system, it’s him.

  6. Instead of acting like a drunken fool at the super bowl parade, maybe he should have masked up…

  7. look, liking a guy because he plays good football is not the same thing as him being a good guy
    Brady is clearly a dumb ass
    and this is from a NE fan from 1975

  8. Not surprising. His right wing extremist views he has with Giselle
    makes this not all that surprising.

    He thinks he is an invicible oligarch like agent orange, his buddy.

  9. thaswussup says:
    September 4, 2021 at 7:56 pm
    Was he vaxxed when he got Covid? Or did he vax afterwards, when he had antibodies?
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    Nice try. Vaccine wasn’t widely available when Brady got sick. Brady would not have been eligible for it until a couple of months after he got sick.

  10. There will be more risk this year due to the fact that vaccinated players think they’re invincible and spread it to their teammates. And because they’re tested every week instead of everyday, which they could’ve spread it before tested.

  11. There will be more risk this year due to the fact that vaccinated players think they’re invincible and are tested every week, which is possible that they could’ve spread the covid to their teammates before they even know they had it.

  12. Reading these comments daily will show you how ignorant football fans are. I love football but the knuckle dragging fan base is embarrassing. I never seen people so proud to be ignorant on my life.

  13. And he survived just like 99.97% of the rest of the people his age. Who cares!! He had a cold!

  14. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    September 4, 2021 at 8:35 pm

    If he didn’t get the Delta variant then he is still at risk
    ………………………………
    “The World Health Organization has designated variants Eta, Iota, Kappa, and Lambda “variants of interest” and is tracking 13 additional variants that originated in the U.S., Brazil, the Philippines, Indonesia, Colombia, and other nations.” … we are in deeper than we want to admit. Hang on to your hats folks … it’s going to be a wild ride as this virus is not just in your backyard … you aren’t being unfairly singled out … it is over the entire planet including islands in the Pacific so remote you ask … “How did it get there???” As my father used to say, WE ARE IN DEEP DOO DOO.

  15. touchback6 says:
    September 4, 2021 at 8:37 pm
    Not surprising. His right wing extremist views he has with Giselle
    makes this not all that surprising.

    He thinks he is an invicible oligarch like agent orange, his buddy.
    ——————————–

    Just throw it out there without facts. Gisele is seemingly liberal. Who knows what Tom’s politics are. He can be a friend of Trump’s without sharing his views and to date he never has gone on the record.

  16. nygiantsownbrady says:
    September 4, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    Instead of acting like a drunken fool at the super bowl parade, maybe he should have masked up…

    —————-

    I have a great idea – let’s blame people for getting sick during a Pandemic

  17. lewsblues says:
    September 4, 2021 at 9:28 pm
    “The World Health Organization has designated variants Eta, Iota, Kappa, and Lambda “variants of interest” and is tracking 13 additional variants that originated in the U.S., Brazil, the Philippines, Indonesia, Colombia, and other nations.” … we are in deeper than we want to admit. Hang on to your hats folks … it’s going to be a wild ride as this virus is not just in your backyard … you aren’t being unfairly singled out … it is over the entire planet including islands in the Pacific so remote you ask … “How did it get there???” As my father used to say, WE ARE IN DEEP DOO DOO.

    ———————————————————————-

    What happened to naming the new variants after constellations? That was a way better idea IMHO!!

  18. So did I and my smell and taste still isn’t normal. But it’s a fake sickness so it’s probably just my mind. Right?

  19. boogersugar says:
    September 4, 2021 at 9:17 pm
    Reading these comments daily will show you how ignorant football fans are. I love football but the knuckle dragging fan base is embarrassing. I never seen people so proud to be ignorant on my life.
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    And you self made COVID/Vax “Exprets” are just as bad,

  20. touchback6 says:
    September 4, 2021 at 8:37 pm
    Not surprising. His right wing extremist views he has with Giselle
    makes this not all that surprising.

    He thinks he is an invicible oligarch like agent orange, his buddy.
    ————————————-

    This guy ambarasses himself more and more with each post.. BB is the right winger, you realize that, correct?

  21. They need a “Stupidity” vaccine and everyone on these forums needs to take two and get a booster.

  22. From the amount of celebrating I saw him doing after the Super Bowl I’m surprised that’s all he got.

  23. Follow the science people. The available Covid vaccinations are completely safe and effective. In fact, they are the only vaccinations in history that have no side effects or zero risk from complications. Listen to the ads and trust the government. Ignoring science and refusing to get a 100% safe vaccination that can do no harm to anyone is not an option.

  24. Cleveland Browns QB Otto Graham, also a triple-threat tailback, the GOAT in his era!

    Tom Brady, the GOAT in his era!

  25. Get vaccinated. Practice social distancing. Wash your hands. Masks, shields, barriers are overated. Be cautious but not fearful. If you feel sick, stay home. Covid will be around for a while, maybe forever. It’s not the end of the world. It really is not that hard AND not that big a deal (it is the business of the media to make everything “a big deal” to get the views). Mankind will survive. That is the science (according to me).

  26. reppster says:
    September 4, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    So did I and my smell and taste still isn’t normal. But it’s a fake sickness so it’s probably just my mind. Right?

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    Hope you feel better soon pal!

  27. lewsblues says:
    September 4, 2021 at 9:28 pm
    patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    September 4, 2021 at 8:35 pm

    If he didn’t get the Delta variant then he is still at risk
    ………………………………
    “The World Health Organization has designated variants Eta, Iota, Kappa, and Lambda “variants of interest” and is tracking 13 additional variants that originated in the U.S., Brazil, the Philippines, Indonesia, Colombia, and other nations.”

    ———-
    Viruses mutate. Got it.

    If you’ve had Covid already, and/or you get vaccinated (better if you did both) you did what you needed to do.

    Take care of your immune system. Eat right. Lose weight. Get some good sleep.

    Now go live your life.

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