Last year, Tom Brady stayed away from the Patriots’ offseason program until minicamp. It looks like he will follow a similar schedule this offseason.
All indications are Brady will skip Patriots OTAs again, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com notes. This process obviously did not impact the Patriots last year, though the 2019 New England edition has more work to do in the offseason compared to last season’s iteration.
Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement, leaving Brady with perhaps his worst weaponry corps since the 2006 season. Given their history with trades, the Patriots should certainly be a team to monitor on this front as the draft approaches. But they are limited at the pass-catching positions at the moment. The Pats also added three new cogs who stand to be working with Brady for the first time, in Bruce Ellington, Maurice Harris and Matt LaCosse.
Still, Josh McDaniels remains the Pats’ offensive coordinator. Brady has been in this system for many years. He is entering a contract year, with a $27MM cap number on the Pats’ books. Although, an extension is likely for the soon-to-be 42-year-old icon.