Tom Brady continues to defy logic.
He’s won seven Super Bowls. He has a legitimate chance to win his eight at the age of 44.
He will forever be known as the greatest quarterback of all time.
Oh, and somehow he kept the fact he had COVID a secret for seven months.
Brady told the Tampa Tribune that he tested positive shortly after completing one the most important passes of his career. When he tossed the Super Bowl trophy to a neighboring boat during the Bucs championship celebration.
This season, the Tampa Bay Bucs are one of two NFL teams that have reported a 100% vaccination rate for their players and staff, but despite that, Brady thinks handling COVID outbreaks in 2021 will be more difficult than they were a year ago.
Here’s what he told the Tampa Bay Times.
“I think it’s going to be challenging this year. 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.
“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.”
As for how the Bucs got to the 10)% vaccination rate, most people on the team, including the quarterbacks coach Clyde Christensen point to head coach Bruce Arians.
“He did an unbelievable job keeping this thing together during COVID. He didn’t compromise, and it ended up being one of the huge advantages because we didn’t have any dips because of COVID, largely because of him. He had zero tolerance for cutting corners on the COVID protocol. He dog-cussed them. If he thought there was any slack whatsoever in us taking that thing for granted or letting down our guard, he snapped the team back to attention.”