Tom Brady is going to be taking some extra days off this season.
According to a report from NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, the 45-year-old Brady will take every Wednesday off for the rest of the season.
The Buccaneers quarterback took Wednesday off this past week, with it listed as a rest day. Sources informed of the team’s plans say for the first time in his illustrious career, Brady will receive the same designation every Wednesday of the season.
At times over the past two years, Brady has taken off some Thursdays during the season. But not every one.
Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles seems fine with the move just as long as Brady is ready to play on Sunday.
“For most players, it’s important,” said Bowls “But I think when you play in the league a certain amount of time and you prepare a certain way, it’s not necessary to practice that guy all the time. You’re going to practice, but you’re not going to practice all the time. You’ll get a day off here and there because it is a long season.”
Some fans thought it was a bit weird for Brady to take a full day off of practice time during the week.
New age NFL lol. Kyler has a film study clause, Tom gets PTO. 😂 https://t.co/8TYNLo9bD0
— Marco (@dmarcoveli) September 18, 2022
hfjdndjdjsj lTom said he’ll take a PTO day to stay home and be a father to his kids https://t.co/g4ykJbtjhd
— huie. (@callmehuie) September 18, 2022
aka Gisele wants you home. https://t.co/NAk72xy2V4
— Mitch (@avondaletx) September 18, 2022
Worth noting that by doing this it means Tom Brady will appear on EVERY injury report, designated as "rest." So if he *actually* has an injury, that'd have to be updated on Thursday/Friday.
Have a feeling that's going to result in gamesmanship at least once this season. https://t.co/hPjoCt13EF
— Jeff Nowak (@Jeff_Nowak) September 18, 2022
Some fans things Brady should just retire already instead of continuing with the shenanigans.
Lmao bro just be a father already https://t.co/yWrPXwNycm
— Kloué 🇭🇹 (@JDUBG) September 18, 2022
Whattttt 🤦🏾♂️ just retire fam 😂😂😂 the wife is fed up!! https://t.co/QtloPmGHxy
— LAKECITYFRESH🔥 (@LAKECITYFRESH) September 18, 2022