Tom Brady to Undergo Minor Knee Surgery

Tom Brady Buccaneers Lombardi Trophy

  • Tom Brady will undergo a minor knee surgery during the offseason.
  • Brady won his 7th Super Bowl ring and 5th Super Bowl MVP at last weekend’s Super Bowl LV.
  • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are second in the current Super Bowl LVI odds board at +900.

Tom Brady is set to undergo minor knee surgery but not because he got hurt during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ fluvial celebration of their Super Bowl LV victory.

The Super Bowl LV MVP was filmed leglessly drunk during the team’s Super Bowl parade but getting intoxicated with “avocado tequila” isn’t the reason why he is about to go under the knife.

Minor Knee Surgery

According to reports, the surgery isn’t a result of a recent injury but is a procedure that Brady had been planning for months. He played in all of the Buccaneers’ regular season and playoff games this season and has missed a total of four games since coming back from a torn ACL in 2008.

He was never listed on Tampa Bay’s injury report all-season long. Brady was listed on the report as “not injury related” when head coach Bruce Arians gave him several off days during the season, something that the Bucs also did with Rob Gronkowski, Ndamukung Suh, and other veteran players on the team.

Brady wore a knee brace on his left knee during Wednesday’s boat parade but that isn’t a new sight for the 43-year old who wears the same knee brace when playing golf and doing other recreational activities.

Beating Father Time

Whoever said that Father Time is unbeatable hasn’t met Tom Brady. The guy is 43 years old and has played 21 NFL seasons. Yet he is coming off one where he won his 7th Super Bowl ring and 5th Super Bowl MVP award. And don’t forget that he accomplished both during his first season with the New England Patriots. But then that’s just the tip of his greatness.

Brady has won more Super Bowl rings than any NFL franchise, topping the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots who each have six. He is also the only player to win five Super Bowl MVP award, two more than the next man on the list- legendary 49ers QB Joe Montana. Brady is also the only QB to win the Super Bowl while playing for both conference.

He is coming off a season where he finished third in the NFL in passing yards with 4,633. Brady also threw 40 passing touchdowns, tied for 2nd in the league and was tied for the third fewest interceptions among starting QBs with only 12. His QBR of 72.5 also ranked 9th overall.

Chiefs Favored to Win Super Bowl LVI

Bradly is expected to return to the Bucs next season, play his 22nd year in the NFL and chase more history. His favorite receiver, Rob Gronkowski, is also expected to come back to Tampa Bay in 2021. Brady and Gronkowski connected on two passing TDs at Super Bowl LV while Gronk played his best game of the year when the team needed it most.

The Bucs are currently listed at William Hill US with the second best odds at +900. The Kansas City Chiefs, whom the Bucs beat decisively at Super Bowl LV last weekend, are the early odds on favorite at +550.

Kansas City’s star QB Patrick Mahomes is also expected to have surgery during the offseason for a toe injury that bothered him late in the regular season and during the playoffs. However, like Tom Brady, Mahomes is expected to be ready once the 2021 season begins.

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Shane grew up watching the Magic & Bird rivalry but ended up rooting for Detroit's Bad Boys team in the 1990s NBA. He loves to tell sports stories and has been writing about sports since high school. When Shane isn't busy jotting down his thoughts, he's just chillin' at home with his wife Rocelle and their two dogs named Horry and Fisher. He recently added a new family member, adopting a handsome retired K-9 named Ranger.