When Tom Brady reports to the Patriots for training camp, his sixth Super Bowl ring won’t be the only extra weight he’s sporting. He’s poised to make an off-season decision that could result in a few extra pounds.
According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Brady is not expected to report to the Patriots for off-season conditioning. It will mark the second year in a row that Brady has opted to skip the voluntary training program.
Rapoport noted that Brady’s decision to skip the off-season conditioning could result in some added weight and that he may “bulk up” as a result.
Brady typically weighs around 225 pounds per Pro-Football-Reference.
The #Patriots begin offseason conditioning today, and the expectation is QB Tom Brady won’t be in attendance. That was his plan last year… which seemed to work out pretty decently. That said, when he does get back in the building, he should be a bit bigger. Brady may bulk up.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 15, 2019
The six-time Super Bowl champion has long been an advocate of his own workout regiment, the “TB12 Method,” that has not been without controversy.
But whether it’s his diet, his training regiment, or just his incredible will to compete, Brady has shown virtually no dropoff in production since turning 40.
Brady will be 42 to start the 2019 NFL season and the Patriots are going to be considered one of the top three Super Bowl contenders again, regardless of how much Brady weighs before training camp.
New England’s training camp opens on July 25 at Gillette Stadium.