Tom Brady’s time off from the Bucs had the media in a frenzy for the past two weeks, but it appears that Brady was just spending quality time with his family before the start of the season.
On Sunday, Aaron Wilson of Pro Football Network shed some light on Brady’s break from football and revealed that the Bucs QB was at a resort in the Bahamas during his mini vacation.
League sources indicated Tom Brady's time away included a trip to the Bahamas at an exclusive resort and primarily for family time with his wife, Gisele Bündchen.
— Pro Football Network (@PFN365) August 21, 2022
League sources indicated that Brady’s time away from the team included a trip to the Bahamas at an exclusive resort and primarily for family time with his wife, Gisele Bündchen. His commitment to family and having a personal life was at the heart of this hiatus from football, and there was no medical emergency, as speculated, or other reasons.
As important as football is to Brady, so is his family, and the Buccaneers have given him his space to be with them. Bowles emphasized that Brady not being with the team was planned and communicated. A league source said that Brady was definitely not expected to retire again and would fulfill his commitments to his coaches and teammates.
The team expects Brady back at practice “very soon,” and he could possibly suit up for the team’s upcoming preseason game.
Bucs’ QB Tom Brady is expected to return to the team, per a source, “very shortly.” Brady left the team earlier this month for personal reasons.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 21, 2022
Bucs coach Todd Bowles said it has not been decided if Tom Brady will play this week in the third and final preseason game. He said they’ll see how this week goes.
— JennaLaineESPN (@JennaLaineESPN) August 21, 2022