Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians has said that he is unsure how much will Tom Brady do in next week's mandatory minicamp but suggested that the 43-year-old quarterback might do some coaching. Brady, who led the Buccaneers to the Super Bowl victory last season, underwent a surgery in the offseason.
Brady has been making a good progress from his offseason surgery but coach Arians doesn't want to risk anything with his quarterback. "I don't know how much I'll let him do ... with guys chasing him around," Arians said, per ESPN.
"We'll see. We'll see what the doctors say. He may be doing a lot of coaching." Last week, Brady gathered his teammates and they had a good workout at the team facility. "Evidently it was a real good workout," Arians said.
"I wasn't here, but from everything I heard, it was a real good workout. He's not in town right now, but I would hope some of those guys that have been with him would come in here tomorrow. We'll see."
Tyler Johnson accepted to work out with Brady
Second-year wide receiver Johnson was one of the players that attended the team workout last week.
"I wish he'd be over here," Arians said of Johnson. "He's not the dumbass -- Tom's throwing him the ball over there, so I might be with Tom too." Running back Ke'Shawn Vaughn also elected to work out with Brady last week.
"Ke'Shawn decided to work out with those guys," Arians said. "It's their choice, but hopefully he'll make a better decision tomorrow." Elsewhere, Taysom Hill is excited about getting reps as a quarterback.
“Yeah it’s nice,” Hill said, via Rod Walker of NOLA.com. “Look, at the end of the day and when I first got here and I started doing all this stuff, the answer when I was asked ‘hey, what’s the end goal for you?’ has always been to play quarterback.
I’m a quarterback at heart and that’s my mindset. That is really nice when I can tailor all of my offseason program to being as good of a quarterback as I possibly can”. Meanwhile in Pittsburgh, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suggested that the elbow surgery he underwent was the reason why the Steelers didn't go for deep balls last season.
“You know I had total reconstruction on my elbow,” he told reporters regarding his 2019 procedure, via Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com. “That might have something to do with it. But no excuses”.