Should Tom Brady Sit Out The Remainder Of The Preseason?

By Will Gellman

After word came out that Tom Brady left Wednesday’s 11-on-11 drill against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a knee injury, many New England Patriots fans held their breath.

Thankfully, the word is that the injury does not appear to be serious as of right now. With that said, if Brady were to re-aggravate the injury, things could get a lot much worse for the 36-year-old quarterback. That is why he should sit out the rest of the team’s preseason games.

If you think about it, Brady has nothing left to prove to anyone in the preseason. Everyone knows what he can do on an NFL football field.

Putting him back out there to play meaningless preseason snaps, especially given this recent injury scare, would not be beneficial to the Patriots in any way. Given how the Patriots’ backups performed in the teams’ preseason debut last Friday, the backups seemingly could use more reps as it is.

Ryan Mallett could use some practice on some of his touch passes, and Tim Tebow could use more practice time to improve his pocket accuracy. Why not keep them both out there to see what they can do? Brady is too important to this franchise to risk losing him in something as pointless as an exhibition game in August. Let the backups go out there and show that they can be the next guy when Brady is ready to retire, whenever that may be. What do you think? Should Brady sit out the rest of the preseason? Should they play him as normal? Do you think that his injury is more serious than the team is letting on? Feel free to comment on the subject in the “comments” section below.

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