At 45 years old, and even in the midst of various marital problems, Buccaneers QB Tom Brady will finally receive veteran benefits. Brady was absent from Tampa Bay's practice on Wednesday of last week, and the team officially listed it as an "off day." Via NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, it was reported Sunday that the seven-time NFL champion will receive the same designation for all remaining Wednesdays of the 2022 Season.
While Brady is rewarded with a day off, it will be QB2 Blaine Gabbert who will take over Wednesday reps with the first team. Considering Brady's very extensive career, "the belief is that he will be fine without the full assignment during a week of practice." In addition, the above could also benefit Gabbert should he need to step on the field.
However, Brady won't be the only veteran element of the Buccaneers to receive days off this year, so confirmed HC Todd Bowles earlier Friday, "I think when you play in the league a certain amount of time and you prepare a certain way, you don't need to coach that player all the time. You're going to practice, but you're not going to practice all the time. You'll have a day off here and there because it's a long season."
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