Tom Brady warmed up prior to Patriots-Jaguars in the AFC Championship with a black bandage on the back of his right hand. And in making dozens of throws, he looked like the same old Tom Brady.
Brady reportedly suffered a deep cut during Wednesday’s Patriots practice in a collision while handing off to running back Rex Burkhead. Though the team listed him as “Questionable” on the final injury report, it’s no surprise that he’s active and ready to start on Sunday.
Brady took snaps from both under center and in the shotgun while making handoffs to the running backs and throws to Brandin Cooks and others. By all accounts, it looked and felt like a normal warmup for the quarterback.
I call this one “Tom Brady throws a football to Danny Amendola.” pic.twitter.com/CjHPc5fR3a— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) January 21, 2018
Here’s a look at Tom Brady’s warmup throws. pic.twitter.com/0nB6JBwTjd— Zack Cox (@ZackCoxNESN) January 21, 2018
Winged it well in warmups. pic.twitter.com/zRNXlmBAKo— Michael Giardi (@MikeGiardi) January 21, 2018
First throw in warmups is out of 21 personnel. Expecting that to be an important part of the plan. We'll see once the snaps actually mean something.— Phil Perry (@PhilAPerry) January 21, 2018
Brady took a snap from under center. He’s also throwing a nice spiral. Does not look affected. Had a brief conversation with Belichick that included a lot of head nods pic.twitter.com/GzTzZ64kOD— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) January 21, 2018
Burkhead is also active for Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. He will return to the lineup after missing the last three games with a knee injury.
— By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com
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