Tom Brady‘s knee has replaced Brett Favre‘s retirement as possibly the hot topic of the offseason. Brady made an appearance at a Boys and Girls club for the Patriots, and Mike Reiss of the Boston Globe was able to ask some questions about that injured knee. Brady was able to give a quick update.
“I’m feeling great. I’m feeling really good. Everything is progressing just as I expected,” he said. “There is a lot of hard work that needs to take place, by myself, by my teammates, by our coaches, to get us back to where we want to be.”
Brady also went on to add that if training camp started today, he feels like he would be ready to go. Not that his trainer would feel the same way, but Brady feels great. The quarterback did admit that he felt like he had a setback earlier in his rehab, but since then there has been nothing.
Brady said that he was throwing at this point, but stopped short of putting a timetable on his return.
- “You know, Bill never likes us to forecast anything. It’s like me asking you guys ‘are you going to be doing your job in eight months?’ Yeah, you certainly think so. There is no reason why I shouldn’t,” he said.
- “It’s just a matter of getting to that time. I wish it was right around the corner. I wish it was here now. It’s not, but the competitor in me has to sit back and wait and continue to work and try to get stronger. We have to build a foundation as a team. There have been a lot of changes. Along with guys who have had surgery and are improving, there are coaches there who have to learn our system. There are a lot of things that have to take place.”