Tom Brady Makes a Startling Revelation Regarding His Health Following Super Bowl LV Win

Published 09/05/2021, 10:23 AM EDT
TAMPA, FL – FEBRUARY 07: Tom Brady (12) of the Buccaneers looks over to his left before 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)


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are among one of two NFL teams who are 100 per cent vaccinated. Winning Super Bowl LV under the leadership of Tom Brady, the side achieved the feat following the Atlanta Falcons. 

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The Buccaneers brought out quite a parade as well following their Super Bowl win. Becoming the first team in NFL history to win a Super Bowl on home turf, the Bucs celebrated in style by bringing out a boat parade. 

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All of the Buccaneers players and coaching staff were at the parade from which a clip of an inebriated Tom Brady throwing the Lombardi Trophy from one yacht to another also went viral.  

Apart from that, Brady did well to hide a piece of vital information that was not disclosed earlier. Earlier in the offseason, it was revealed that Tom Brady had played the entirety of the 2020 NFL campaign with a torn MCL. 

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But now it seems that something else had afflicted Brady as well over the course of this offseason. 

Tom Brady contracted COVID-19 shortly after boat parade

Speaking to the Tampa Bay Times, Tom Brady was asked whether or not he had caught COVID. And in a startling revelation, the quarterback admitted that he too had contracted the virus earlier this year. “Yeah,” Brady said when asked about it.

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The quarterback also highlighted the various issues he felt could crop up around the virus in 2021. 

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)

“I think it’s going to be challenging this year,” he said. “I actually think it’s going to play more of a factor this year than last year, just because of the way what we’re doing now and what the stadium is going to look like and what the travel is going to look like and the people in the building and the fans. It’s not like last year,” he added. 

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Buccaneers Head Coach Bruce Arians had been particular about setting team-specific COVID guidelines for the upcoming season. With restrictions for vaccinated players, the side must still be careful about how they go about doing business in 2021. 

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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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