Tom Brady On Leave From ‘NFL’ For ‘Personal Issue,’ Buccaneers Coach Announces
brave cat will take a break from the NFL to deal with personal matters, head coach Tampa Bay Buccaneers Todd Bowles The iconic quarterback, who led the Buccaneers to a Super Bowl victory in 2021, will not return to the Bucs until after the pre-season game, said in a press conference Thursday, Aug. 11. team’s August 20 tournament against the Tennessee Titans.
Here’s what Todd Bowles has to say about Tom Brady’s absence from the team until after next week’s game against the Titans. pic.twitter.com/Y55qLMQgxB
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“Tom was exonerated today,” Bowles said during the conference, according to NBC Sports. “He’ll take… he’ll be back somewhere after Tennessee. He will deal with some personal matters. The coach went on to say that he, Brady and the team discussed the absence before training camp. two weeks of training camp, knowing he wouldn’t play the first two games,” Bowles detailed.
Although he did not provide any other details about the “personal matter,” Bowles had this to say, “[Tom] don’t want to take Blaine’s agent [Gabbert] and Kyle [Trask] as well as Griff [Ryan Griffin] until going into the next two games. And that’s something he needs to deal with.” He also added that he is “not worried” about Brady’s absence, nor his commitment, according to their conversation.
Last season, Brady led the NFL in passing, pitching, and touchdown efforts. The Buccaneers are expected to be Super Bowl contenders again in the upcoming season,
In March, Brady signed up again with the Buccaneers after a brief “retirement” from football. The 7-time Super Bowl champion took to Twitter to reveal what led to his change of heart. “Over the past two months, I have realized that my position is still on the field, not in the stands. That time will come. But not now. I love my teammates, and I love my family who always support me. They make it all possible. I will be back for my 23rd season in Tampa. LFG is in unfinished business. “