On Monday, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported the Patriots do not expect Tom Brady to attend an offseason conditioning program this week.
The #Patriots begin offseason conditioning today, and the expectation is QB Tom Brady won’t be in attendance. That was his plan last year… which seemed to work out pretty decently. That said, when he does get back in the building, he should be a bit bigger. Brady may bulk up.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 15, 2019
Brady, along with Rob Gronkowski, skipped several Patriots offseason training sessions and workouts in 2018. Their limited presence fueled an assortment of rumors about the players’ relationships with Bill Belichick and the organization.
Rapoport also reported that Brady may gain some weight this offseason. According to Pro Football Reference, he currently weighs 225 pounds.
As Rapoport noted, Brady’s limited time training with the Patriots last offseason seemed to work out just fine. The 41-year-old quarterback threw for 4,355 yards and 29 touchdowns in 2018, amassing a 68.8 quarterback rating.
In the playoffs, Brady threw for 953 yards, two touchdowns, and earned an 85.8 quarterback rating on the way to a sixth Super Bowl victory.