Tom Brady suffered an arm injury on a strip sack in the second quarter of his Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night.
Brady’s Bucs had a 1st-and-10 at their 34 down 21-10 with 5:09 left in the first half after stopping Kansas City on a 4th-and-1. On their first play, Brady was sacked by L’Jarius Sneed and lost the ball.
“He came over and sat on the bench for about 30 seconds and then started throwing,” NBC’s Melissa Stark reported. “[Brady] did not look happy and kept grabbing his right arm and right upper shoulder.”
Brady remained in the game and even led a touchdown drive on the Bucs’ next possession. He headed to the locker room with 10 seconds remaining in the half, possibly to get a head start on receiving any medical attention for his throwing arm.
Brady may not miss any time due to the injury, but if he ends up on an injury report next week or struggles with throwing the ball, you’ll know why.
Oct 14, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown (81) against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Antonio Brown enjoys pressing buttons, and it seems like he was trying to push Tom Brady’s buttons with his latest social media post.
Brown posted a photo on Instagram Sunday night that showed him hugging Brady’s wife Gisele after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Super Bowl LV win.
Tom Brady was as frustrated as we have seen him during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ win over the New Orleans Saints last week, and the seven-time Super Bowl champion did even more damage on the sideline than we initially thought.
Brady was shown on the FOX telecast angrily throwing a Microsoft Surface tablet after one of Tampa Bay’s failed drives against the Saints. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the 45-year-old broke that tablet and a second tablet during the game.
A third tablet was stepped on by someone on the sideline and also broke, so the Bucs managed to turn their sideline into an electronic device graveyard in New Orleans.
Sep 9, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts after defeating the Dallas Cowboys at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Reper-USA TODAY Sports
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady popped up on Friday’s injury report due to a finger injury, though it is not expected to keep him from playing Sunday. In fact, Brady’s injury reveal method might get more attention than the injury itself.
Brady initially revealed the injury in a video sent exclusively to paying members of his fan club, according to Greg Auman of The Athletic. In a video sent earlier in the week, Brady held up his bandaged finger, saying he wanted to do “something special” for paid members and telling them he was giving them “injury information.”
One social media user had shared a screenshot from an exclusive Brady video earlier on Friday, with the quarterback’s right ring finger visibly bandaged.
Y'all. @TomBrady just sent a personalized video to all his #NFT Season Pass holders breaking down the 28-yard TD pass to Perriman last weekend. This a GAME CHANGER b/c you can only get this exclusive content by owning his Huddle NFT. What else are you waiting for? @Autographpic.twitter.com/2xFOwtt0Jf
The Buccaneers did add Brady to the injury report Friday, though the team made clear he will play Sunday. Still, if Brady has been working with a bandaged hand all week, the NFL probably will not be happy he did not appear on the injury report sooner. The league also won’t be thrilled with Brady’s method of reveal, especially since it was granted to a subset of paying customers before the general public was made aware.
On the other hand, Brady clearly isn’t hurting all that much, and probably did not see the information as a big deal since there was never any doubt he would play. After all, he even participated in a full week of practice, which was an unexpected reversal of a previous decision.
Aug 28, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) jogs off the field after a game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Tom Brady apparently will not be taking a veteran rest day in the middle of every week, after all.
A recent report claimed Brady and the Bucs had come up with an arrangement where the 45-year-old quarterback would not practice on Wednesdays. The plan was for Brady to use that day as a veteran personal day, though he was still expected to be at the facility preparing for the Bucs’ upcoming opponent. That has already changed, as Brady was on the practice field with his teammates on Wednesday.
Brady wanted to practice, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.
#Bucs QB Tom Brady is, in fact, practicing today, a new decision that Brady was OK with because he felt good enough. Coach Todd Bowles had said Monday that Brady and WR Julio Jones would have Wednesdays off. But that changed today.
It is still possible that Brady could be given veteran rest days throughout the season. One reason he may have wanted to practice this week is that the Buccaneers could be very shorthanded at the wide receiver position for Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers. Both Chris Godwin and Julio Jones sat out in Week 2 with injuries. Mike Evans was then suspended for his role in a fight between the Bucs and New Orleans Saints (video here).
The former Dolphins quarterback said in a radio interview last week that he believed he was the QB in question.
During Monday’s edition of “Let’s Go! with Tom Brady, Larry Fitzgerald and Jim Gray,” Brady denied Fitzpatrick’s assertion.
“I like to keep them guessing. Unfortunately with this coming out I’d have to tell him, it wasn’t him,” Brady said on the show.
We’re not sure why Fitzpatrick believes it was him. The mystery has already been solved. Is Fitz just trying to insert himself into the conversation? Or is he trying to take the heat off the real person who was insulted?
Brady will never publicly identify the person at the center of the matter, but it’s really too late already.
Sep 20, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) in the second quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Tom Brady will be without at least one of his best wide receivers when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers face the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, and the star quarterback is not happy about it.
Mike Evans has been suspended one game for his role in a fight that broke out between the Bucs and New Orleans Saints in Week 2. Evans got involved in the scrum when he saw that Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore and Brady were jawing at one another. The receiver defended his quarterback by sprinting over and leveling Lattimore (video here).
“It’s an unfortunate circumstance. I don’t think it deserved any type of suspension. I think that’s ridiculous,” Brady said, as transcribed by Ryan Gaydos of FOX News. “You know hopefully we can move past it, get to a better place. You know in the end, I appreciate Mike having my back. I know he’ll learn from it. And he knows that we all have his back.”
Brady added that it “means everything in the world to me as a teammate and a friend” that Evans came to his aid.
The NFL treated Evans as a repeat offender, which is likely why he was suspended. He was previously suspended in 2017 for throwing a cheap shot at Lattimore. Sunday marked the third time that the two players have gotten into a physical altercation.
One wild conspiracy theory has surfaced about Evans’ suspension, but we doubt Brady subscribes to that. The real issue for the 45-year-old is that Evans will not be on the field against the Packers a week after Chris Godwin and Julio Jones both sat out with injuries. The Bucs could be very shorthanded on Sunday.
Oct 21, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) warms up before the game between the Browns and the Denver Broncos at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Odell Beckham Jr has yet to find a new team as he continues to recover from the torn ACL he suffered in the Super Bowl. There have been plenty of rumors about where he might sign, and the star wide receiver sparked a fresh one on Sunday with one of his on-field interactions.
Beckham was at the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans for the Saints’ game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Prior to kickoff, he and Tom Brady shared a long hug and spoke for a while on the field.
Odell Beckham Jr. is in New Orleans today for Saints-Bucs … and he bumped into Tom Brady during pregame warmups.
The video went viral and left many people asking the same question: Do the Bucs have room for one more?
The Buccaneers are loaded at the wide receiver position, though their depth has already been tested. Chris Godwin missed Sunday’s game with a hamstring injury, and Julio Jones sat out with a knee injury. Mike Evans was ejected in the second half for his role in a brawl that broke out (video here).
“Sorry for breaking that tablet. I think that’s going to be another Twitter meme or something like that,” Brady said.
He’s probably right. Brady did it last year in a game against the Saints, and the whole situation garnered a lot of attention. On the other hand, maybe this is just old news by now.
The Saints had Brady frustrated for much of the game Sunday, though the Buccaneers ultimately pulled out a victory. If the tablet toss was the worst thing that happened to the quarterback, it still counts as a successful afternoon.