The Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady began a layoff of at least 10 days from his team’s training camp this week. It’s a break that, for the team, was planned in advance.
The only reason given for Brady’s departure from the team is “personal reasons.” This has given rise to much speculation as to what the personal reasons may be.
Rick Stroud i Tampa Bay Times reports that “[t]he assigned the absence there is nothing to do with the health of Brady or his family members.”
So it looks like it really was/is just a break from training camp for the 45-year-old quarterback.
It’s unclear if Brady specifically negotiated the camp vacation when he retired, or if it came after that. Regardless, the Bucs aren’t about to say no to the man who puts butt on the seat and points on the board and, ultimately, money in the coffers.
He will be back with three weeks to prepare for the regular season opener. And while it will be human nature for some left behind to rise up over Brady’s absence, it’s one of the perks of being the best ever to do so. Indeed, most teams would rather have Brady on a 10-day break in camp over whoever is their quarterback with #nodaysoff.