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Buccaneers QB Tom Brady passionately urges players to join offseason boycott

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers star Tom Brady has voiced his strong opinion on early offseason workouts throughout the NFL.

Brady has urged players to have “intense negotiations” with their respective teams about chasing offseason programs, per the NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

Tom Brady pointed out that last year’s virtual offseason meetings, due to the pandemic, were a much better way to deal with things. He also ripped into the NFL, comparing these workouts to an MLB pitcher, per the Boston Globe’s Ben Volin:

‘We shouldn’t have overly competitive drills in May and June,” Brady said in the call, according to Volin. “There’s no (bleeping) pro baseball player that’s throwing 95 mph in the middle of December.”

“I’m coming to an end to my career. You guys are the future of what this league is.”

If there’s any voice that NFLers would listen to, it would be Tom Brady, who just won another Super Bowl, this time with Tampa Bay. After all, COVID-19 hasn’t disappeared, despite a lot of people getting the vaccine. Therefore, virtual meetings, at this point, seem like the better way to go until training camp officially starts next month.

In April, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith and president JC Tretter urged players to not participate in voluntary workouts due to COVID-19. Brady has clearly built off that here.

These players take an absolute beating during the regular season. There’s really no reason to be ramping up workouts at this point with the 2021 campaign still months away.

Tom Brady himself, skipped voluntary workouts in his final two seasons as a Patriot. Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians also voiced recently that he isn’t bothered by players choosing to pass on them.