Report: Patriots QB Tom Brady will not attend start of OTAs
Patriots’ QB Tom Brady will not be at the opening of the teams’ Organized Team Activities today, per a source, continuing his absence from the team’s offseason program. Today is the start of the Patriots’ voluntary OTAs, which Brady regularly has been a part of in the past.
Brady has yet to take part in any of the team’s workout programs this offseason. He has instead decided to spend more time with his family while working with body coach Alex Guerrero this summer.
While Brady has committed to play for the Patriots this season and has reiterated his desire to keep playing into his mid-40s, his continued absence from the team this offseason may be another strong sign that there is some discord between him and the Patriots.
A couple of weeks ago, Brady made some curious comments that suggest he doesn’t feel he’s being fully appreciated by the franchise. Rumors of Brady possibly wanting to renegotiate his bargain contract have also swirled for the past few months.
Brady’s absence from OTAs shouldn’t be cause for widespread alarm. He should still be ready physically given how well he takes care of his body and is also likely to report once attendance becomes necessary. But still, he’s missing out on this opportunity to connect with some of his new teammates on offense, which could have been productive.