Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady Issues a Fresh Warning to NFL Defenses

Published 09/05/2021, 2:00 PM EDT
TAMPA, FL – FEBRUARY 07: Tom Brady (12) of the Buccaneers throws a pass during the Super Bowl LV game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on February 7, 2021 at Raymond James Stadium, in Tampa, FL. (Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


In a remarkable sequence of events, in just his first year in Florida, Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady guided his side to their first Super Bowl in almost close to two decades. 

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The former Patriots QB who was a free agent entering the 2020 NFL season was snapped up by the Buccaneers who had failed to make the playoffs since 2007. 

But with the introduction of Tom Brady, everything turned around. At the age of 43, Tom Brady showed that no matter what the circumstances, winning a Super Bowl ring will always be second nature to him. 

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Even more surprisingly so was the fact that Brady played the entire course of the 2020 campaign with a torn MCL. Brady had been having issues with his left knee for years. But the MCL injury is something he picked up during the latter end of his 2019 season with the Patriots. 

Brady has since undergone surgery to repair the damaged ligament. And it seems that the fixed up knee has now given Brady a new lease of life on the playing field. 

Tom Brady feels lighter than ever

During a recent interview with the Tampa Bay Times, Tom Brady was asked about his knee injury and how he had been feeling since the surgery. “It’s good for me to feel like I can move around freely,” Brady replied.

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The Buccaneers quarterback further talked about his injury struggles over the years and how he’d been dealing with it.

“I had a knee sleeve on for 13 years. Just that little bit of compression keeps a hamstring from working the right way. You try to compress the knee to keep it more stable, but then you’re also compressing the quad,” he said.

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TAMPA, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 07: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers gestures in the third quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium on February 07, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

But now with his damaged knee patched up, the quarterback said that he feels a lot more in the pocket in terms of mobility.  

“This is the first time that I’ve been able to run and not think about it. I’m not going to turn into Michael Vick out there but at least I’m not going to be super restricted.”

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Do you think Brady’s newfound mobility will help him make better plays in 2021? Let us know in the comments below. 

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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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