Earlier this week, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady made headlines for his comments about today’s NFL.
“Every hard hit is a penalty on the defense,” he said. “I feel like they penalize defensive players for offensive mistakes.” However, it’s his latest comment that is now making headlines.
In an interview with Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Brady revealed he tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this year. The star quarterback reportedly contract the virus after the team’s Super Bowl boat parade.
Brady opened up on the challenges COVID-19 will pose this season as well. Here’s what he had to say, via NESN.com:
“I think it’s going to be challenging this year,” Brady is quoted, via Stroud. “I actually think it’s going to play more of a factor this year than last year, just because of the way what we’re doing now and what the stadium is going to look like and what the travel is going to look like and the people in the building and the fans.”
Brady knows the team will keep being tested like last season. However, that won’t stop some players from going out.
“It’s not like last year, although we’re getting tested like last year. It’s going to be, I definitely think guys are going to be out at different points and we’ve just got to deal with it.”
Earlier this week, head coach Bruce Arians revealed the Buccaneers are 100-percent vaccinated as a team – players and coaching staff.