Tom Brady’s arm reportedly looked ‘live’ during workout with Bucs teammates
NFL teams have not yet been given the green light to resume workouts at their facilities, but Tom Brady is not letting that stop him from practicing with his new teammates.
Brady and several Buccaneers players got together at Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa on Tuesday morning for a workout. Rick Stroud and Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times were on site to witness Brady organizing route combinations and situational drills. The 42-year-old’s arm reportedly looked “live” as he threw passes to Mike Evans, OJ Howard, Cameron Brate and others.
Backup quarterbacks Blaine Gabbert and Ryan Griffin were also present for the workout, so it was obviously more than just Brady playing catch with his receivers. Brady was the only player wearing both a helmet and pads. The workout began at 7 a.m. and lasted for about two hours.
Florida lifted its stay-at-home orders more than two weeks ago. Brate recently hinted during and Instagram Live show that he has been working out with Brady, but he quickly corrected himself and said the players were taking part in “virtual workouts.” The NFL said Tuesday’s workout was permissible.
The NFL says Tom Brady's workouts with his new #Bucs teammates at a local high school are permitted: "Everyone associated with the NFL should follow the recommendations and guidelines of state and local authorities and medical experts, including the NFLPA."
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) May 19, 2020
Brady and many other players who have changed teams are at a disadvantage this offseason, as they will have less time than usual to learn new systems and become familiar with their teammates. Tuesday’s workout and any other practices Brady organizes going forward should help with that. A report this week claimed Brady was fed up with the offense in New England for quite some time, so he doesn’t want to let that happen in Tampa.