The 45-year-old quarterback missed follow on Thursday, and Bowles advised reporters that he won’t return till after the staff’s second preseason sport on August 20.
“Tom has been excused right this moment,” Bowles stated. “He’ll be again someday round after Tennessee. He will take care of some private issues.
“That is one thing we talked about earlier than coaching camp began. We allotted this time as a result of he wished to get in and get chemistry with the blokes and undergo two weeks of coaching camp.
“Figuring out he wasn’t going to play the primary two video games, he did not wish to take away reps from Blaine (Gabbert) and Kyle (Trask), in addition to (Ryan Griffin), so far as going into these subsequent two video games.”
Bowles did not elaborate on the explanation for Brady’s absence, however stated it was a plan that had been in place from earlier than coaching camp started and remained assured that Brady could be again for the staff’s season-opening Week 1 conflict towards the Dallas Cowboys.
“Clearly, there’s all the time going to be doubt,” Bowles stated, “however I’ve a reasonably excessive degree of confidence, sure.”
Bucs linebacker Devin White stated Brady had his staff’s full help and understanding.
“He is a grown man — (extra grown) than most of us within the locker room, and he is a human on the finish of the day,” White stated. “He is acquired private issues happening, however he is a man that is been doing this so lengthy, he (does not) should be right here.
“If he is not right here, we all know that he is nonetheless working. He has a terrific supporting solid round him and he will get his work in whether or not he is right here or not right here, so when he comes again, he’ll by no means miss a beat and that is the one vital factor.
“However greater than soccer, we’re praying for no matter he is acquired happening as a human being and we hope everybody else does too and that is all we ask for him — his well-being. Soccer comes second, him being a human comes first.”
Since becoming a member of the Bucs in 2020 from the New England Patriots, Brady has helped to dramatically enhance the staff’s success.
A perennial underachiever earlier than his arrival, the Bucs gained the Tremendous Bowl in Brady’s first season on the helm; his seventh Tremendous Bowl ring.
The staff fell wanting expectations final season, dropping to the eventual Tremendous Bowl winners the Los Angeles Rams within the playoffs.
Regardless of being the oldest quarterback within the league, predictions for the Bucs are as soon as once more sky-high this season: Tremendous Bowl or bust.