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Patriots QB Tom Brady Not at the Start of the Teams’ OTA Practices

It’s not been an easy offseason for the Patriots, with losing to the Eagles in the Super Bowl and all the offseason drama that people seem to think exists, the news about quarterback Tom Brady not being at the opening of the Patriots’ organized team activities Monday was just more fuel for the fire of those that want to bring the empire down.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday morning the news about Brady not being present, though for now 4NJBets still has New England listed as the AFC favorite to get to the Super Bowl in February of 2019.

Brady regularly has participated in the Patriots’ voluntary OTAs in the past. He has skipped all of the team’s offseason program so far this season.

In the past the Patriots future Hall of Fame quarterback had stated that his decision to miss earlier portions of the offseason program as being based on family while also helping him be “really rejuvenated” for the 2018 season.

Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels noted May 11 that he would like all players at the workouts but understood the quarterback’s decision, for now.

Brady is making plenty of people nervous about the overall direction of the team, with the drama last year regarding the teams’ decision to stop his trainer from helping out the franchise, to now him not being at camp, there’s plenty of reasons to be nervous with the overall direction the team is taking this offseason.

Rapoport along with fellow NFL Network insider Mike Garafolo pointed out on April 18 that Brady is looking to get more more mega deal with the franchise, despite having two years remaining on his current deal and is currently scheduled to earn a base salary of $14 million in 2018.

At some point it sounds more and more like Robert Kraft, Patriots owner, is going to have to decide the fate of the team with Brady being at the head, or coach Bill Belichick.

Expect more drama this summer with the Pats, and this latest Brady news should have more people on alert as to what’s next for New England.


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