Tom Brady skips Patriots' first voluntary workout and here's why he might skip them all
The Patriots quarterback was a no-show on Monday and he's hinted that he might not show up at all
According to NFL.com, Brady was a no-show at the Patriots' first official workout of the offseason, which was held on Monday. Although Brady didn't show up, his absence shouldn't really set off any alarm bells in New England and that's because he did the same exact thing in 2018.
Last year, Brady skipped the voluntary portion of the Patriots' offseason schedule before showing up for mandatory minicamp in June. That plan ended up working out pretty well for the Patriots, because Brady went into the season fresh and ended up winning another Super Bowl for New England.
Although Brady hasn't publicly stated what he's going to do this year, he did hint at the Super Bowl that he likely wouldn't be attending voluntary workouts this year so that he could spend more time with his family.
"My greatest challenge in 2019 is going to be continuing to prepare the way I want with my body, my mind. It always has its unique challenges," Brady said, via ESPN.com. "I've already got my offseason mapped out. It's nice when you figure out the Super Bowl is your last game and you can start penciling in all the dates for your family and so forth. It will be a lot of time with my family and try to get ready for another year."
The Patriots are currently in Phase One of their offseason program, which is limited to strength and conditioning, along with physical rehabilitation, so Brady's not really missing anything. If Brady sticks to the same schedule as last year, that means he'll practice with the team for the first time at mandatory minicamp, which is being held June 4-6 this year.
Of course, just because Brady isn't practicing with the team doesn't mean he's not getting in reps in with his teammates. Over the past few years, Brady meeting up with his receivers during the offseason.of
Basically, what this all comes down is that when you're a 41-year-old, six-time Super Bowl winner, you're allowed to do whatever you want and Brady is doing whatever he wants. Right now, that means he's training with Alex Guerrero and we know that because Brady has been posting pictures on Instagram this week. Besides Brady, Patriots' newcomer Michael Bennett also skipped the opening workout on Monday.
Pick Six Newsletter
Get the day's big stories + fun stuff you love like mock drafts, picks and power rankings.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
Despite trading for Case Keenum, the Redskins haven't ruled out taking a QB in the first r...
Get ready for the NFL Draft with everything you need to know about all 32 teams
Plus the former Washington star with similarities to Casey Hayward and more on 2019's top corners...
This is the fourth installment in a series that ranks prospects by the skills most vital to...
A trade would reportedly need to involve a first-round pick
The draft is always filled with surprises and here are five to look out for in the first r...