Tom Brady could be on track to miss the start of the New England Patriots' voluntary offseason workouts.
As reported by Albert Breer in a new column for The MMQB, Brady is traveling to Qatar on Thursday to do work for his Best Buddies charity. He's expected to return "late on Monday," which could leave him out of the first Patriots offseason workout on Monday, April 16.
Breer finished that though with "I’m sure no one will freak out if he’s not at the start of the Patriots’ offseason program that morning because of it. Right?" An obvious reference to the groundswell of discussion that would take place here on 98.5 The Sports Hub, on social media, and other corners of the sports media landscape if Brady didn't attend the Patriots' first workout of the 2018 season.
Of course, no one would begrudge Brady for committing to his work with Best Buddies. Brady or the Patriots may have wanted to make sure the public knew Brady's whereabouts on Monday. But if he does end up missing the start of Patriots offseason workouts, the resulting sports takes could be inevitable.
Click here for all Patriots stories from 98.5 The Sports Hub.