Tom Brady on Saturday was reportedly disciplined for a play that largely went unnoticed through the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 31-14 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on their Jan. 16 playoff matchup.
Brady drew ire for making an attempt to journey Cowboys security Malik Hooker after a turnover. The Buccaneers had been seeking to not less than get some factors on the board within the NFC wild-card matchup within the second half. Brady discovered Chris Godwin for a 9-yard go, however the broad receiver appeared to fumble the ball, which was recovered by Hooker. On the return, Brady went for the slide sort out however got here up brief.
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Brady wasn’t penalized on the play. The fumble ended up being reversed and the play stood. Nevertheless, Buccaneers middle Ryan Jensen was penalized for pointless roughness on the play.
Based on the NFL Community, Brady was fined $16,444 for pointless roughness.
Brady stated within the postgame press convention he would take a while to determine on his future.
“I’m going to go dwelling and get a very good evening’s sleep as quickly as I can tonight,” Brady stated. “There’s been quite a lot of give attention to this recreation. Simply someday at a time.”
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Brady completed 35 of 66 with 351 passing yards and two landing passes and a uncommon red-zone interception. There are reportedly a number of groups concerned with Brady’s companies for the 2023 season regardless of him turning 46 years outdated. NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport defined final weekend the potential choices Brady has earlier than him.
“Tom Brady is a free agent after this season. He will likely be 46 years outdated, and I might say there’s an opportunity he doesn’t return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers even if they very a lot need him again and plan to make efforts towards that,” Rapoport stated.
The NFL insider added that Brady might very properly discover a new touchdown spot if Tampa Bay isn’t in his future.
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“Among the many groups that will contemplate Brady, a few them who thought-about Brady the final time,” he stated. “The Tennessee Titans nonetheless have some quarterback questions there. The 49ers, if they don’t determine to rock with Brock Purdy – he’s actually stating his case. And the Las Vegas Raiders, who’ve a number of of his outdated pals, together with (head coach) Josh McDaniels.”