Buccaneers HC Bruce Arians Reveals His Plans for Tom Brady Starting in Next Preseason Tie

Published 08/17/2021, 10:46 AM EDT
Nov 29, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians speaks with Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are looking to run it back in 2021. Winning Super Bowl LV in emphatic fashion against the Kansas City Chiefs, the side showed that led by quarterback Tom Brady, they are no pushovers.

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But for the defending champions, preseason hasn’t panned out quite as they would’ve liked. In their opening tie, the Buccaneers lost to the Cincinnati Bengals 19-14.

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While Tom Brady only played two snaps, one of them resulted in a sack. With their next game coming up against the Tennessee Titans, Arians revealed whether or not we’ll see the likes of Brady and other key starters again during that game.

Buccaneers to rest Tom Brady and other key players

Most of the Buccaneers Super Bowl starters including Tom Brady played minimal snaps in the side’s opening preseason game against the Bengals.

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And with their second preseason tie coming up soon, head coach Bruce Arians was asked about his plans for the game. Would To Brady be playing? The answers seems to be a no.

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Arians said that he doesn’t expect Brady to suit up for the side’s game against the Tennessee Titans. “We probably won’t play any starters,” Arians said via ESPN.

TAMPA, FL – JUL 31: Tom Brady (12) throws a pass during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Training Camp on July 31, 2021 at the AdventHealth Training Center at One Buccaneer Place in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The Head Coach’s decision shouldn’t come as a surprise. Brady, 44, enters the 2021 NFL season after following a knee surgery. It was recently revealed that the QB had played the entirety of the 2020 NFL season with a torn MCL.

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Thus with Brady being the heart and soul of the offense, it’s understandable why Arians doesn’t wish to take any chances following his O-Line’s gaff last week around.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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