Buccaneer’s quarterback Tom Brady kicked off this week with a break of at least 10 days from his team’s training camp. It is a break that, according to the team, was planned in advance.
The only reason given for Brady’s departure from the team is “personal reasons.” That has led to a lot of speculation about what the personal reasons might be.
Rick Stroud from the Tampa Bay Times reports that “[t]his planned absence has nothing to do with the health of Brady or his family.”
So it looks like it really was/is a break from the training camp grind for the 45-year-old quarterback.
It’s unclear if Brady specifically negotiated the vacation at camp when he didn’t retire, or if it came after. Anyway, the Bucs have no intention of saying no to the guy who puts butts in the chairs and points on the board and ends up putting money in the treasure chest.
He returns with three weeks to prepare for the regular season opener. And while for some left behind it will be to fret about Brady’s absence, one of the perks is being the best to ever do it. Indeed, most teams would rather have Brady on a 10-day break from camp than whoever their quarterback is with #nodaysoff.