History Says Tom Brady Will Play Plenty In Preseason

July 11th, 2021

Guess how many preseason-game passes Tom Brady has thrown as a 40-something year old man.

The timeline encompasses three preseasons in New England: 2017, 2018 and 2019. (Of course, preseason was cancelled last year because of The Sickness.)

The answer is a whopping 80 passes. Yes, Brady attempted 80 passes in those three Augusts for the Belicheats — as an old-man QB with nothing to prove.

Coming off his sixth Super Bowl win, Brady played Game 3 of the 2019 preseason and was 8-for-12 for 75 yards. A year earlier, Brady played in two preseason games and was a combined 31–for-44 for 274 yards while lining up against dangerous pass rushes of the Panthers and Eagles. He also played in two preseason games in 2017.

Joe is happy to go on record begging the Bucs to put Brady in bubble wrap for the preseason, though Joe is confident Brady will demand to play and his request will be honored.

It feels unthinkable to put a 44-year-old legend on the field in a meaningless game, but somehow Brady and the coaching staff surely will convince themselves it’s important. Again, Brady was out there after his sixth ring two years ago.

Joe loves how the football gods have smiled on the Bucs over the past year and a half.  Joe’s not a superstitious guy, but it feels like that great fortune shouldn’t be tested in August.

18 Responses to “History Says Tom Brady Will Play Plenty In Preseason”

  1. Medicated Pete Says:

    Kylie Trask was drafted to be the future FRANCHISE. I wanna see Kylie light up the preseason

  2. Irishmist Says:

    Brady proved last year that he doesn’t need preseason reps. Gabbert and Trask do.

  3. PassingThru Says:

    If history is a guide, you’ll probably see Brady play the first half of the first two games with the starters. It’s important to get their timing back under game conditions. The last game is usually for the final evaluation, where players on the bubble have to prove themselves worthy of being on the roster or practice squad. I think Trask will start that game, and probably play three quarters before giving away to the designated QB3.

  4. Tbtb12 Says:

    PassingThru Says:

    What he said. Spot on.

  5. Josh Says:

    Actually it’s seven super bowl wins now not six

  6. SOEbuc Says:

    Medicated Pete you need to refill your prescription along with all the other Gator idiots calling this guy the future of the franchise. Guy wasn’t even on point in underwear football from everything I gathered. I would totally love for him and you to prove me wrong. It was a depth draft and Gabbert and griffin will be out soon enough but your still talking about the number four QB. Even if he becomes a good young backup would be great but the obvious UF fans are much more clueless in a different way than the rest of us with what Trask will end up doing.

  7. Going for ✌️In a row Says:

    Those stats doesn’t put BillyCheat on a good light. BA has more brains than that.

  8. DBS Says:

    Nice to see we have someone calling people Gator fans idiots. After watching 5 years of a #1 FSU BUST!

  9. SOEbuc Says:


    I’m not a FSU fan you idiot Gator fan. I’m not even in the SEC or ACC.

  10. Ne+ bucs fan Says:

    Brady will fight tooth and nail to play in preseason, he’ll play,, wish he wouldn’t,, but he’ll play

  11. Ne+ bucs fan Says:

    Josh,,read the article again,,no disrespect,, but you’ll get it second time around

  12. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Wait.. what

    There are other conferences than the SEC?

  13. Bossman2543 Says:

    Brady will milk every minute on the field before retirement. It’s what he lives for and the curtain is getting closer to coming down.

  14. Hodad Says:

    He’ll play the first quarter in game one. Second game he’ll play up to the first series of the 3rd Qt, and he won’t see the field for the third game.

  15. DBS Says:

    @SOEbuc. That the best you have? You have no clue. I back no college. Don’t even watch their games. So see you don’t even know your facts about people. You are one of those that just likes to throw insults at others.

  16. PSL Bob Says:

    Brady will only be on the field in preseason when the starting 0-line is on the field. I have a strong suspicion that won’t be often.

  17. BillyBucOff Says:

    It’s like me saying I think Darden is gonna Go Off, and I am not a North Texas fan. I agree it’s over the top!!!

    Just talk football and figure out your insecurity later!!!!

  18. 6throundpick Says:

    …surprised the Bucs don’t have a special crew to get TB12 off the field (eg end of practises; scrimmage games; pre-season games). He wants every snap. Just try to get him off the field!