Curran reports that Brady had an MRI done on his non-throwing shoulder and that the results were negative when it came to a serious injury. 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.
We've listed protecting Brady as a goal pretty much every week this season, and at some point, the Patriots have to actually do it.
"I'm good", the Patriots' quarterback said when asked if the reported AC joint sprain in his left shoulder would hinder him in the future.
Brady credited the score and game situations for the frequency New England has been in passing situations this year.
They were non-participants in the team's practice ahead of their Week 6 matchup against the New York Jets on Sunday.
By video review, the second time Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers sacked Brady on October 1 could have caused a mild AC sprain on the left side.
"He's had such a great year", Brady said.
By comparison, in 16 regular season games last season, Patriots quarterbacks took just 24 sacks and were hit 73 times. He said he has learned to deal with the wear-and-tear over time.
It might be a good idea to stash Patriots backup Jimmy Garoppolo if you have any type of roster room, however, as old man Brady is "due" to miss a game or two one of these days. "We've been in some competitive games, and we're going keep fighting". The Patriots have not played well of late.
After the hit in Tampa, Brady stayed down for a bit, wincing in pain. Here's a quarterback that has missed a total of 15 games to injury since taking over as the Patriots' starter back in 2001. "If you let them run and pass, it will be a long day for the defense".