Tom Brady Got a Special Personal Day from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Being a 45-year-old quarterback, Tom Brady has probably seen and done it all. However, in the 22 years of playing football for the NFL, he probably needs a break every now and again. So, that is exactly what the Tampa Bay Buccaneers gave their star quarterback.

Tom Brady Gets a Special Personal Day

Tom Brady at an event

A recent report noted that Brady would get a personal day every Wednesday for the remainder of the 2022 season. This is the first time that Brady has received such treatment in his long, legendary career. The report also clarified that the quarterback will only be able to miss actual practice and will still have to be a part of game plans and other meetings. The Buccaneers used to give veterans the occasional day off when they were under Bruce Arians. However, that practice hasn’t always been there.

Brady Will Rest Every Wednesday

Now, it looks like coach Todd Bowles believes that a new structure for his quarterback will give him some time to rest from practice. The Buccaneers will surely seek a better season result this winter. In an interview, Bowles even stated that the problem was how the team finished the season. Referring to the Buccaneers winning the Super Bowl, he also clarified that when a team couldn’t go as far as it had the season before, a coach should try to tweak some things. While certain injuries did derail the Buccaneers’ Super Bowl defense last year, some of the big names who missed time in 2021 included Chris Godwin, Leonard Fournette, and Lavonte David, and their performances were not bad at all.

Tom Brady playing for the Tampa Bay Bucaneers

So, maybe getting Brady to have more time to rest is a good move to keep the Buccaneers in better shape. This can really be great for Tom Brady. While the quarterback doesn’t exactly need all the practice time he can get, he may need to rest more so he’s even more productive on the field. It may even prove to be beneficial for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ fortunes when they are on the offense, especially knowing how they barely managed to score 39 points in two consecutive games.

Troy Aikman Wants to Add a Front-Office Job With the NFL to His Resume

Troy Aikman is well-known in the NFL world. He played quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys for 12 seasons, and after retiring, he started his career with Fox Sports as a broadcaster for Sunday afternoon football, which is the most-watched football show in the country. Despite his success, Aikman is looking for more. He wants to add an NFL front-office position to his resume and help shape a Super Bowl champion.

Troy Aikman

Troy Aikman Won’t Be the First to Do It

Tony Romo, Cris Collinsworth, and Troy Aikman are three examples of retired athletes that have successfully transitioned to broadcasting so that they can apply their experience from the field to what they watch from the booth. They can also anticipate how the plays will unfold simply by seeing a receiver start running or as a safety edge gets closer to the line of scrimmage.

However, front-office jobs have a closer resemblance to announcing jobs than coaching positions. General managers and directors of player personnel are considered the essential pieces of the puzzle as they balance salary caps with finding players that are the right fit for the specific style of offense or defense.

John Lynch, who is the San Francisco 49ers’ executive, was a former NFL player that moved to a front-office position. John Elway and Reggie McKenzie also followed him, and Troy Aikman wants to be next.

Aikman Will Likely Decrease His Pay

Troy Aikman In February 2020, CBS shocked most of the sports broadcasting industry by agreeing to a long-term contract with Tony Romo, former quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, that pays him $17 million a year. His salary is an outlier in the business as Troy Aikman makes a reported $7.5 million. Aikman’s salary is a step up from the $4 million that Cris Collinsworth makes at NBC.

However, if Aikman accepts a front-office position, he likely won’t make anything close to the top of his existing salary scale.