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Tom Brady | Quarterback | #12

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (40) / 8/3/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 225
College: Michigan
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 6 (199) / NE
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Tom Brady completed 30-of-39 passes for 447 yards and three touchdowns in the Patriots' Week 2 win over the Saints.
Brady decimated the Saints' "defense" from the first series, throwing for touchdowns on each of the first three drives and finishing the first quarter with 177 passing yards. The scary part is there could have been more. Brady underthrew Brandin Cooks on what should have been a touchdown, Rob Gronkowski dropped another and the Patriots did not have to do much of anything in the second half. Clearly back to form after a disappointing opener, Brady will be a locked-in starter even in a tough matchup against the Texans next week. Sep 17 - 4:11 PM

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When asked in an interview with CBS whether this will be his last season, Tom Brady said, "No, no."

Brady, who turned 40 last month, is under contract through 2019 and remained one of the league's best players last season. Obviously the Patriots will have a difficult choice to make with backup Jimmy Garoppolo's contract up at the end of the year. Brady struggled in last week's opener (16-for-36, 267 yards) but should bounce back against the Saints, even without the help of Julian Edelman (knee) and Danny Amendola (concussion).
Sep 17 - 9:54 AM

Tom Brady completed 16-of-36 passes for 267 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions in the Patriots' 42-27, Week 1 loss to the Chiefs.

Brady and the Pats' offense looked unstoppable on the game's opening drive, using tempo to Swiss cheese the Chiefs' defense, but were stop-and-go thereafter. Frankly, Brady struggled, too often targeting blanketed receivers. Swarmed by the Chiefs' pass rush in the second half, he was lucky to escape without a turnover. Brady was inches away from being sacked for a safety, and probably got away with intentional grounding when he attempted to throw the ball near James White's feet. Brady should bounce back in a big way in next week's guaranteed shootout in New Orleans, though his receiver corps' injuries are becoming a problem.
Sep 8 - 12:48 AM

Patriots owner Robert Kraft says he wouldn't stand in the way if coach/GM Bill Belichick decided to move on from Tom Brady in 2018.

"Yes," was Kraft's one-word response when asked if he would leave the decision up to his football people. "That doesn’t mean I’m not willing to weigh in and give them my thoughts," Kraft added. "But I think we have a pretty good record in the personnel area. We’ll wait and see what happens at the end of the year. A lot of things happen that no one can plan." Brady was as good as ever last season, but he turned 40 last month, and the Pats have been loath to let go of Jimmy Garoppolo. Belichick isn't known for his sentimentality. It's ultimately hard to believe Brady would be shown the door if he wants to keep playing, but you can never say never in New England.
Sep 5 - 3:48 PM

Tom Brady completed just 59.4 percent of his passes with 12 touchdowns and four interceptions while averaging 246.7 passing yards in seven games without Julian Edelman (knee) in 2015.

The Patriots averaged 23.1 points per game and lost four of seven during that stretch. When Edelman was healthy in 2015, New England went a perfect 9-0 with Brady completing 67.8 percent of his throws with 24 touchdowns and three interceptions while averaging 338.1 passing yards per game. The Patriots totaled 33.7 points per game over that span. New England didn't have as deep a receiving corps back then—Chris Hogan and Brandin Cooks were on other teams—but Brady's immense chemistry with Edelman cannot be overlooked. Playing without him will be an obvious downgrade for Brady, though New England should be able to make do with Hogan, James White and others operating out of the slot.
Aug 27 - 9:16 AM

Tom Brady completed 12-of-15 passes for 174 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Patriots' third preseason game against the Lions.

Brady came out of the gates white-hot, peppering Julian Edelman three times for 52 yards on the opening drive before finishing it off with a seven-yard touchdown to Chris Hogan. The Lions then fumbled on their first play, and Brady immediately hit Hogan a second time for a 32-yard touchdown with CB Nevin Lawson hanging all over Hogan. New England scored 24 points in the first quarter. Brady tried to hit Hogan a third time in the end zone in the third quarter, but Hogan appeared to run the wrong route, with Brady throwing it outside and Hogan going inside. This offense is going to set records this year, with or without Edelman (knee). Brady will be in the overall QB1 mix.
Aug 25 - 8:51 PM

Tom Brady will play in Saturday's preseason game.

Brady was rested in the preseason opener. The Patriots plan to play the majority of their starters against the Texans, but will continue to hold out Rob Gronkowski.
Aug 18 - 6:41 PM

Appearing on ESPN's E:60, Tom Brady seemed to confirm Gisele Bundchen’s claim he suffered a concussion last season.

"She’s there every day. We go to bed in the same bed every night, so I think she knows when I am sore," Brady said. "She knows when I am tired. She knows when I get hit." In addition to last year's head injury, Bundchen said Brady suffers a concussion "pretty much every year." Still, Brady has said he would like to play into his mid-40s, and Gisele will "support me as long as I continue to want to play." This is an offseason story through and through, but it does shine a light on the issues the NFL continues to face as it attempts to deal with head injuries.
Jul 3 - 9:19 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
RB1Mike Gillislee
2James White
3Dion Lewis
4Rex Burkhead
5Brandon Bolden
GLB1Mike Gillislee
2Rex Burkhead
3RB1James White
2Dion Lewis
FB1James Develin
WR11Brandin Cooks
2Danny Amendola
3Matthew Slater
WR21Chris Hogan
2Phillip Dorsett
3Malcolm Mitchell
WR31Danny Amendola
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Dwayne Allen
3Jacob Hollister
LT1Nate Solder
2LaAdrian Waddle
LG1Joe Thuney
C1David Andrews
RG1Shaq Mason
RT1Marcus Cannon
2Cameron Fleming
3Cole Croston
K1Stephen Gostkowski