Hall of Fame Quarterback Thinks Tom Brady Could Struggle Because of Covid-19 Restrictions
Tom Brady is arguably one of the best quarterbacks ever to play the game. What he accomplished over the last two decades with the Patriots is proof of that. But one Hall of Fame quarterback thinks there is a good chance Brady could struggle this year.
Brady has already admitted that things are different for him this year. For the first time in years, he has to learn a new playbook and terminology. But the Hall of Famer in question, Brett Favre, thinks he’ll struggle for a different reason.
The coronavirus. Not because Brady has it, but because of the restrictions in place because of it that will keep him from establishing the chemistry he needs with his skill position guys (via the USA Today):
“For a guy like Tom Brady, you’ve got to be scratching your head. Of all the times to change teams, he’s gotta be saying, ‘How am I going to get the chemistry I’m wanting to have with the guys, with my new (teammates)’ with everything that’s limiting getting ready for a season.”
Switching teams late in his career is something Favre has first-hand experience with. After playing with the Green Bay Packers for 16 years, he played with the New York Jets for a season and the Minnesota Vikings for two. Favre has done what Brady needs to do, but without the restrictions, Brady has been forced to work around.
Then again, with the revolving door, the Patriots had at the skill positions during Brady’s tenure, he’s had plenty of practice building chemistry. While it would have been easier had coronavirus restrictions not been in place, Brady isn’t exactly working with a couple of scrubs this time.
Chris Godwin and Mike Evans are two of the best young wide receivers in the game today. If he does run into any trouble, he’ll have his old safety net, Rob Gronkowski, he can throw to.