Tom Brady breaks his “difficult offseason” by recovering from knee surgery: “That’s why I love sports”
Tom Brady may have had the toughest offseason of his Hall of Fame career, even more so than when the seven-time Super Bowl champion quarterback was recovering from a torn ACL in the 2009 offseason. Getting knee surgery in your mid-40s isn’t a picnic, even for a fit athlete like Brady.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback discussed all the work he’s done to get football back in shape on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Tuesday – and the ever-increasing challenges he’s faced along the way.
“You know, it’s been a tough offseason in terms of rehab,” Brady said, via JoeBucsFan.com. “But I feel like I really feel now – not from a rehab point of view but from a football point of view – like you know my legs feel plump and ready to go. My arm feels alive. I think that’s the hard thing.
“When you run out of time and you don’t keep training like you are able to train, it’s hard because your body just wants to, you know, it’s like, ‘Okay, I have free time. “And then when you turn your body back on, it’s hard. Your body is like, ‘No, no, no, no. We don’t train. We relax. ”You know and I’m trying to get him started and he just doesn’t want to.
“So I had to deal with different things and even at the start of training camp, just put my legs under me and my football legs.”
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Brady hasn’t set a timeline for when he will retire from the game, although it’s fair to wonder if this offseason has had a major impact on him. The Buccaneers vying to repeat as Super Bowl champions are enough motivation for Brady to return in 2021, but that’s not the only reason he continues to put his body to the test of a season of the NFL.
“Again, when it’s 95 [degrees], you’ve got the pads and the helmet and you read the blankets, and the mental strain and day in and day out and sleep, it’s just a lot of football conditioning that has to happen, “Brady said.” Even for someone. ‘a it’s been as long as me, it’s still a challenge.
“I think that’s why I love the sport. It’s an ongoing mental, physical and emotional challenge. You have to bring it every day.”
As long as Brady continues to enjoy his day job, he’ll dress for the Buccaneers on Fall Sundays. Once football doesn’t get more fun, maybe that is the sign that Brady will crown his legendary career.
This offseason was certainly a test for the GOAT