ESPN broadcaster Mike Greenberg has expressed his concern about Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady ahead of the 2022 NFL season.
Tom Brady’s offseason has been far from a conventional one. It all started with the back and forth on whether or not he would retire from the NFL, which he did do, only to come back 40 days later, meanwhile away from the football field, he’s also had to deal with questions about his personal life following his recent absence from preseason work with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
But whilst all that was within his control, even the stuff that is out of his control hasn’t been going well for him, with members of his offensive line continuing to get injuries that could go on to hamper his chances of success in the regular season.
Although there was one thing that remained somewhat familiar when it came to the G.O.A.T, and that was the news on Sunday night, Brady was announced as the #1 player as part of the NFL’s Top 100 list, the 4th time in his career that he has held that honour, this despite playing the season at 44 years old.
When you consider what he achieved at his age, leading the league in touchdowns and passing yards, it would be somewhat foolish to dismiss the Buccaneers as Super Bowl contenders this season, but after what has happened so far, you would also be forgiven for having a little bit of doubt over the matter.
And that was the point that Mike Greenberg wanted to make.
What has he said?
Speaking on ESPN’s Get Up, Greenberg believed that the way this past offseason has gone, something didn’t seem right with Brady and how he has been conducting himself this season, and that whilst Brady’s accomplishments might give him a little bit of a pass in some people’s eyes, it is still worrying the way things have gone for him:
Not Brady is no stranger to having odd offseasons, when he first joined the Buccaneers after leaving the New England Patriots in 2020, he had to navigate an offseason that didn’t have any preseason games and a very different work schedule as a result of the pandemic, and he still managed to guide them to the Super Bowl.
So once again, the benefit of the doubt does go to Brady in this matter, as he gets some level of leeway to conduct his work how he sees fit, but if it is setting alarm bells ringing, something we haven’t seen to this extent with Brady before, then perhaps it is something we should be paying attention to.