Projection for Tom Brady

Projection for Tom Brady

Curran's colleague Mike Giardi reports that Brady's injury is an AC joint sprain and that he was initially hurt on a sack by Julius Peppers in their Week Four loss to the Panthers and then aggravated it against the Buccaneers last week. Brady has never been sacked on more than 6% of his dropbacks in any season, and he's only been sacked on 4.9% of his dropbacks over his 18-year National Football League career.

The Patriots are preparing to head to New Jersey this weekend, where they'll take on the Jets in a surprising battle for first place in the AFC East. "I'll be there next Sunday".

Brady dealt with a similar injury last season, but that didn't stop the Patriots from winning the Super Bowl.

Brady has been the source of Jets pain over the past two decades, which obviously has brewed plenty of resentment.

The squeaky clean Brady image took a hit in 2015, as the infamous, some would say petty, deflategate scandal dominated National Football League headlines for over a year.

"This guy's like Father Time", defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers said.

The Patriots have opened the season with five consecutive non-divisional games, with their season oddly stacked to feature divisional games in five of the last six games of the year.

"I'm good. Not anxious about it".

"We're definitely not happy about it".

One reporter offered a theory that Brady could be being hit more because he thinks he is more mobile at age 40 than he was earlier in his career.

At the same time, the Patriots have focused their offense on more vertical passing plays this year.

Tackle Nate Solder, who missed Wednesday's practice for a non-injury reasons, was back on the practice field Thursday.

"The more we let them run, the more Tom Brady is going to be able to stand back there when it's time to pass", Williams said.