Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht has said that seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady is progressing ''very well'' from his knee surgery. Brady, who spent 20 seasons with the New England Patriots before signing with the Buccaneers last offseason, led Tampa Bay to the Super Bowl this past season and shotly after underwent a knee surgery.
Despite being 43 years, Brady played at a high level last year and he was the key in the Buccaneers' run to the Super Bowl. "I talked to him last week," Licht said, per ESPN. "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 lobbied for the Antonio Brown After Brown was reinstated by the NFL, Brady urged the Buccaneers to sign Brown.
The Buccaneers ended up signing Brown and the troublesome receiver performed well and stayed out of trouble in his first year in Tampa Bay. Now Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette is hoping Brown re-signs with the Buccaneers.
“I hope he comes back,” Fournette said. “Guys like that, you need around. He’s just I think misunderstood, a lot. I didn’t know too much about AB before we played with each other, but he’s a great guy to be around and I hope he comes back”.
Meanwhile, Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera has confirmed that there will be a competition at the quarterback position. Washington, which signed veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick this offseason, also has Taylor Heinicke and Kyle Allen on the roster.
"There will be a competition," Rivera said Thursday. "This time, I know who we have as the starter, but he's going to compete with everybody else," said Rivera, talking for the first time about Fitzpatrick's signing.
"I want to play the guy that's going to give us the best opportunity to win, the best opportunity to grow and develop as a football team." At the moment, Fitzpatrick seems to have the biggest chance of being the starter.
"Picking where we're picking, there are a lot of things that can happen," Rivera said. "We have targets, we have ideas, we have guys that we like, but that always changes just because of the fact that everybody has a choice. You just never know what's going to happen at that point."