Tom Brady taking depart of absence from Tampa Bay Buccaneers to ‘take care of private issues’

The 45-year-old quarterback missed follow on Thursday, and Bowles instructed reporters that he is not going to return till after the group’s second preseason recreation on August 20.

“Tom has been excused today,” Bowles mentioned. “He’ll be back sometime around after Tennessee. He’s going to deal with some personal things.

“That is one thing we talked about earlier than coaching camp began. We allotted this time as a result of he needed to get in and get chemistry with the blokes and undergo two weeks of coaching camp.

“Knowing he wasn’t going to play the first two games, he didn’t want to take away reps from Blaine (Gabbert) and Kyle (Trask), as well as (Ryan Griffin), as far as going into these next two games.”

Bowles did not elaborate on the rationale for Brady’s absence, however mentioned it was a plan that had been in place from earlier than coaching camp started and remained assured that Brady can be again for the group’s season-opening Week 1 conflict towards the Dallas Cowboys.

“Obviously, there’s always going to be doubt,” Bowles mentioned, “but I have a pretty high level of confidence, yes.”

Bucs linebacker Devin White mentioned Brady had his group’s full assist and understanding.

“He’s a grown man — (more grown) than most of us in the locker room, and he’s a human at the end of the day,” White mentioned. “He’s got personal problems going on, but he’s a guy that’s been doing this so long, he (doesn’t) need to be here.

“If he is not right here, we all know that he is nonetheless working. He has a terrific supporting forged round him and he will get his work in whether or not he is right here or not right here, so when he comes again, he’ll by no means miss a beat and that is the one necessary factor.

“But more than football, we’re praying for whatever he’s got going on as a human being and we hope everyone else does too and that’s all we ask for him — his well-being. Football comes second, him being a human comes first.”

Since becoming a member of the Bucs in 2020 from the New England Patriots, Brady has helped to dramatically enhance the group’s success.

Brady during the Bucs training camp.

A perennial underachiever earlier than his arrival, the Bucs gained the Tremendous Bowl in Brady’s first season on the helm; his seventh Tremendous Bowl ring.

The group fell in need of expectations final season, shedding to the eventual Tremendous Bowl winners the Los Angeles Rams within the playoffs.

Regardless of being the oldest quarterback within the league, predictions for the Bucs are as soon as once more sky-high this season: Tremendous Bowl or bust.