On Wednesday afternoon, reports about an injury to the left knee of New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady set off a media frenzy. Shortly after practice, ESPN‘s Adam Schefter tweeted the news that Brady’s MRI came back negative and the quarterback was officially diagnosed with a left knee sprain and is now listed as day-to-day.
While all of New England can now breathe, the Patriots have some decision-making to do with the regular season less than a month away. After this injury scare, do the Patriots even want to play Brady again this preseason or just rest their star leader for Week 1?
Given the circumstances, it’s not a choice that has much repercussion. Why? Simply because Brady is among the best quarterbacks of all-time. If he wants to play, he very well could have as much say as the coaches and organization. Regardless however, there’s simply no reason for him to do so.
Brady isn’t likely to play much in the coming weeks anyway and what game experience could the savvy veteran really need at this point in his career? Brady needs to stay healthy and keep New England within the hunt for a Super Bowl this season, especially considering all the nonsense that the organization has been dealing with this off-season.
There’s simply no reason for Brady to play one or two possessions in the coming preseason games, especially after Wednesday’s knee tweak. Sit him and gear up for the start of the regular season, this should be a no-brain decision.