ESPN’s Jenna Laine reported that Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht spoke to Brady about his status. However, he declined to provide a timetable on the quarterback’s recovery.
“I talked to him last week,” Licht said. “I know things are going well. I don’t want to put an exact timeline on it right now because I don’t want to set expectations one way or the other, but I know that things are going very well.”
Brady, who led the Bucs to a Super Bowl win this past season, will be 44 years old at the start of the 2021 NFL season.
The seven-time Super Bowl champion is looking to continue to show why he is the greatest quarterback in NFL history.
While Brady’s offseason surgery may delay his normal offseason plans, the surgery was expected to happen for months in advance.
“A source close to the situation told ESPN that this was not a recent injury and that Brady had been planning the procedure for months and it was not a surprise,” Laine wrote.
“It’s not clear at this point whether Brady will take part in any offseason workouts — should there be any — although coach Bruce Arians said previously that he didn’t think Brady necessarily needed them. When asked about the procedure in late February, Arians said Brady could be ready for 7-on-7 work by June.”
With the NFL switching to a 17-game regular season schedule, Brady and the Bucs will have a new obstacle to face if they want to defend their title.