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Tom Brady | Quarterback | #12

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (39) / 8/3/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 225
College: Michigan
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 6 (199) / NE
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Tom Brady's agent Don Yee denied that his client suffered a concussion last season.
"Tom was not diagnosed with a concussion last year," Yee insisted. "Many of the protocols and safeguards still are evolving, and it's obviously a good thing the organization and everyone close to him is vigilant and always looking out for his health." Brady's wife Gisele Bundchen stirred up controversy by claiming that Brady suffered an unreported concussion last year. We're not sure who to believe, but obviously unreported head injuries are a major concern and something the NFL must address. May 19 - 1:16 PM

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Appearing on CBS This Morning on Wednesday, Tom Brady's wife, Gisele, said Brady suffered a concussion last season and "he does have concussions."

If so, this is the first we've heard of it. Brady was on the injury report several times with knee and thigh issues last season, starting around Week 12 after a Week 11 game in San Francisco. He's never missed a game due to a brain injury, and missed the only 15 games of his career to injury in 2008 when he tore his ACL. Expect Gisele's words to get plenty of media attention considering the slow news cycle this time of year, but ultimately we don't see anything coming of it as far as a punishment for the Patriots. Gisele sounded more like a concerned wife.
May 17 - 9:30 AM

CSN New England's Tom Curran gets the sense the Patriots may have to eventually force Tom Brady's hand and make him retire or trade him.

Brady's deal runs through 2019 at cheap salaries of $1 million in 2017 and $14 million in 2018-19. While Brady continues to be the best player in the sport, the Patriots continue to sit on Jimmy Garoppolo, refusing to trade him as it seems they're preparing for him to eventually replace Brady. But as Curran puts it, "the quarterback position in New England will have to be pried from [Brady's] cold, dead hand." Brady has said he has zero plans to retire anytime soon, while his father said a couple years back that Brady would play until he's 70. That would put the ball in the Patriots' court. If it happens, it will surely be messy. Coach Bill Belichick may be the only one with the stones to do it.
May 9 - 10:03 PM

The Super Bowl champion Patriots will host the Chiefs in the 2017 season's opening game on Thursday Sept. 7.

It's a matchup of two great teams, but lacks the punch of last year's Super Bowl rematch between the Broncos and Panthers. Speaking of Super Bowl rematches, the Patriots will host the Falcons in Week 7. That game will be played on Sunday Night Football. It's 141 days until we kick off the season with Alex Smith in primetime.
Apr 20 - 8:02 PM

Patriots owner Bob Kraft said Monday at the NFL Owners Meetings that Tom Brady believes he can continue playing into his mid to late 40s.

Brady turns 40 this August. "As recently as two to three days ago, (Brady) assured me he’s willing to play six, seven more years," were Kraft's exact words. Kraft added that he's hopeful Bill Belichick will "coach into his 80s." A lot of this feels hyperbolic and will likely prove to be, but Brady's current physical fitness and always-evolving game make the notion of him playing until age 45 seem conceivable as things stand today.
Mar 27 - 4:40 PM

The Boston Herald reports the Patriots and Tom Brady have "mutual interest" in a contract extension, but that nothing is imminent.

Going on 40, Brady is already signed through 2019. His most recent extension came just last year, though it includes cap hits of $22 million in both 2018 and 2019. That, of course, is modest for a player of Brady's stature and effectiveness. Considering Brady's age and team-friendly contract, there certainly won't be a sense of urgency from the Pats to extend him. Perhaps Brady is angling for a deserved raise.
Feb 16 - 1:17 PM

Speaking in a Monday radio interview, Super Bowl LI MVP Tom Brady said he has zero plans to retire.

"If it was up to my wife she'd have me retire today, she told me that last night," Brady said. "I said too bad babe." Brady turns 40 in August, but remained one of the 2-3 best players in the entire league in 2016. There have been remarkably few signs of drop off. Brady doesn't have the arm strength he once did, but it scarcely matters in a relentless, short-area attack he commands like Ludwig van Beethoven.
Feb 6 - 2:23 PM

Tom Brady earned game MVP in Super Bowl 51, completing 43-of-62 passes for 466 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception as the Patriots completed the greatest comeback win in postseason history by erasing a 25-point deficit to defeat the Falcons 34-28 in overtime.

It is Brady's fourth career Super Bowl MVP honor. His completions and passing yards were both Super Bowl records. Brady overcame five sacks and three-plus quarters of dominant defensive play by the Falcons to pour 31 unanswered points on Dan Quinn's tired defense, which played a whopping 93 snaps on Sunday. Brady exposed the Falcons with a Super Bowl record 14 completions to James White, who scored three touchdowns including the game winner in overtime. Turning 40 in August, Brady has shown no signs of slowdown. He should remain a top-three NFL quarterback in 2017 with a strengthened supporting cast as Rob Gronkowski (back surgery) returns to health.
Feb 5 - 10:38 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Patriots expect Tom Brady to play 3-5 more years.

In other words, the Patriots don't view Jimmy Garoppolo as his eventual successor. Garoppolo is headed for free agency next year and the Patriots are expected to entertain any and all trade offers for him this offseason. Cleveland, Chicago and San Francisco are just a few of the many teams expected to pursue Garoppolo. As for Brady, the 39-year-old has had another remarkable season, finishing second to Matt Ryan in MVP voting while leading New England to its record-breaking ninth Super Bowl appearance. Father Time will eventually catch up to him, but this year proved that Brady still has plenty left in the tank. Rapoport expects the Patriots to extend Brady's contract next offseason.
Feb 5 - 11:55 AM

Tom Brady completed 32-of-42 passes for 384 yards and three touchdowns and rushed four times for a loss of one yard Sunday in the Patriots' AFC Championship Game win over the Steelers.

Coming off a sluggish game against Houston in the Divisional Round, Brady was near-perfect Sunday in a convincing win over the Steelers. New England came out gunning, peppering the Pittsburgh secondary with short passes. That opened up things downfield for Chris Hogan, who led the way with a career-high 180 yards on nine catches. Brady delivered a spot-on flea-flicker to Hogan, who took it 34 yards for the score. He also dished out a 10-yard touchdown strike to Julian Edelman late in the third quarter, which essentially put the game out of reach. Brady is throwing the deep ball as well as he ever has and simply doesn’t make mistakes when he has time to throw. A win over the Falcons in Super Bowl LI would cement Brady’s status as the greatest quarterback of all-time.
Jan 22 - 9:51 PM

Tom Brady has thrown 19 touchdowns and zero interceptions in six games against the Steelers with Mike Tomlin as the head coach.

Brady has also averaged 314.8 yards per game and owns a passer rating of 127.5 in those contests. This Steelers defense is better than some of the units Brady has faced in the past, but that kind of success is at least worth noting. With both Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan likely to be higher-owned, Brady could be a somewhat sneaky option in DFS this weekend.
Jan 21 - 10:37 AM

Tom Brady completed 18-of-38 passes for 287 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Patriots' Divisional Round win over the Texans.

He took only two sacks, but got hit eight times by a talented Texans pass rush. The Patriots played up-tempo offense and attacked the Texans’ linebackers, safeties, and slot CB Kareem Jackson in pass coverage. Brady hit Dion Lewis and James White for scores, both on route concepts targeting Texans ILB Bernadrick McKinney. Between the twenties, Julian Edelman ate Jackson for lunch. Both of Brady's interceptions came off deflected passes in a fairly ugly performance despite the lopsided score (34-16). If the Patriots are going back to the Super Bowl this season, their AFC Championship Game performance will need to be quite a bit better.
Jan 15 - 12:22 AM

Tom Brady completed 25-of-33 passes for 276 yards and three touchdowns in the Patriots' Week 17 win over the Dolphins.

He rushed once for six yards and was replaced by Jimmy Garoppolo at the end of the game. The Patriots pasted the Fins through the air, with the highlight being a 77-yard catch-and-run score to Julian Edelman. Brady's other TDs went to Michael Floyd and Martellus Bennett in the red zone. Brady's regular season ends with an exceptional 28:2 TD-to-INT ratio. The Patriots will rest during a first-round playoff bye and return for the Divisional Round.
Jan 1 - 3:53 PM

Tom Brady (thigh) is listed as questionable for Week 17.

Brady practiced on a limited basis the last two days but his status isn't in doubt. The Patriots can lock up the No. 1 seed with a win against Miami.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 05:22:00 PM

Tom Brady (thigh) returned to practice Thursday.

He was "limited." There was never any concern about his status for the season finale. A win on Sunday will lock up the No. 1 seed for the Patriots.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 11:21:00 AM