Tom Brady made his 2022 preseason debut Saturday following a latest 11-day absence from coaching camp.
After enjoying one sequence for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the all-world quarterback was reserved as to why he was away from the workforce for about two weeks.
“It is all private, you recognize,” Brady stated. “Everybody’s bought completely different conditions they’re coping with. All of us have actually distinctive challenges to our life. I am 45 years previous, man. There’s lots of s— happening, so you bought to attempt to determine life the very best you may, and it is a steady course of.”
Brady accomplished six of eight passes for 44 yards, together with a 20-yard completion to new teammate Julio Jones within the Bucs’ 27-10 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Brady’s lone drive marked the least he is performed within the preseason throughout his 23-year NFL profession, except for 2008 when he was nursing harm.
Whereas Brady was away, a report surfaced that he was curious about enjoying for the Raiders previous to signing with the Bucs, solely to have then-Las Vegas coach Jon Gruden nix a possible deal. His 2020 free company is a subject Brady himself has pulled back the curtain on previously.
This time, he was adamant that Tampa Bay was the one place for him.
“I learn all these tales about all these completely different locations I used to be speculated to go or may’ve gone, and I am like, ‘I solely was gonna go to at least one place,’ which was right here,” Brady stated. “I feel this complete group is aware of that. All of the conversations that we have had over a time frame, I selected the best place for me. Very happy with the hassle that everybody’s put in to make the connection work.
“Joel’s [Glazer] been wonderful. Jason’s [Licht] an ideal buddy of mine. Bruce [Arians], Todd [Bowles], all of the coaches. It has been a tremendous relationship, and I am very grateful to everyone for permitting me to come back down right here and expertise this a part of my soccer life, which I look again and would most likely been incomplete had I not had it. I am pleased I’ve had it.”
The expertise contains Brady’s seventh Tremendous Bowl triumph. The search for an eighth resumes Sept. 11 in opposition to the Dallas Cowboys.
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