Since Super Bowl 55, Tom Brady continues to work his way back from offseason knee surgery. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers star quarterback recently took another significant step forward with his full participation in training camp. With that in mind, Brady revealed a promising detail concerning his health ahead of the 2021 season.
Tom Brady leads Buccaneers to the Super Bowl
For the first time in his career, Brady played for another NFL franchise aside from the New England Patriots.
The 43-year-old elected to depart after 20 seasons to join the Buccaneers. Tampa Bay navigated through the bumpy path in the first half of the 2020 campaign but hit a different gear after the Week 12 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Buccaneers won their last four regular-season games to secure a Wild Card spot. He finished third 4,633 passing yards and tied for second with 40 touchdown passes. Brady joined Hall of Famer Peyton Manning as the only players to throw at least 40 touchdown passes in a single season with two teams.
Tampa Bay rode that wave toward securing three straight road playoff victories to secure a Super Bowl 55 berth. Brady, along with the defense’s stellar performance, cruising to a dominant 31-9 win over the defending champion Chiefs.
After the Super Bowl, he underwent knee surgery to correct a nagging injury. As he works through training camp, Brady recently revealed an eyeing detail concerning his health.
Tom Brady reveals a promising detail concerning his health that should scare the rest of the NFL
After leading the Buccaneers to the Super Bowl, Brady underwent surgery to repair a lingering knee issue.
The 43-year-old spent the last few months dealing with rehab work to participating fully in training camp this week. Brady finally disclosed details concerning the injury, stating that it bothered him since last April and believes he will now operate without limitations.
“From this point to the beginning of the season, to the beginning of training camp, I really feel like I can really work hard at football improvement as opposed to getting back to a rehab, you know, place where you’re more baseline,” Brady said via NFL.com. “It was an injury I dealt with really since last April, May. I knew I’d have to do something at the end of the year, and happy I did it.
“It was probably something that certainly needed to be done and there was a great outcome, so I’m very happy about that. I feel I’ll be able to do some different things this year than I was able to do last year.”
The grander picture to Brady’s comments centers on moving forward without any physical hindrance. He may never speak to the full magnitude of the injury, but his remarks shed light on how much it hampered him through all of last offseason and the 2020 campaign.
The seven-time Super Bowl champion can now focus solely on football, be it building stronger on-field chemistry with his teammates or garnering more comfort with Arians’ playbook.
Tampa Bay gearing up for another Super Bowl run
Brady’s health will play a significant part in the Buccaneers‘ push toward capturing a second straight Super Bowl win.
The front office put together an impressive offseason, keeping all its big-name players to run it back for another deep playoff trip. The Buccaneers can become a more significant factor in the NFC, especially with Brady having an entire offseason to work within the offensive scheme.
The future first-ballot Hall of Famer has all the pieces in place around him to add to his illustrious career. It may come down to Tampa Bay avoiding the injury bug as the roster is stacked on both sides of the ball.
Time will tell whether Brady can capture an eighth Super Bowl win.