The 2019 NFL season is still months away, but this early, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to return to action with a mission to keep the Lombardi Trophy in Foxborough. The 41-year-old Brady skipped the team’s offseason voluntary workout to give time to his family.

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However, in his latest social posts, Brady is shown to be in the middle of his offseason training in preparation for the Patriots’ defense of the Super Bowl trophy.

Earlier, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported that Brady wants to “bulk up” and “should be a bit bigger” as he approaches season No. 20 in the league. Brady is sticking up to his plan as he was seen working out with wide receiver and close friend Julian Edelman at Boston College’s indoor facility on Tuesday (April 23).

Tom Brady has won six Super Bowl rings with the Patriots. - [NFL Films / YouTube screencap]
Tom Brady has won six Super Bowl rings with the Patriots. - [NFL Films / YouTube screencap]

In a video taken by BC football’s assistant director of player personnel Joe Sullivan, Brady connected with Edelman on a deep ball, which was not surprising since they have done it many times in the past, especially during high-stake situations.

Brady training for seventh Super Bowl ring

On Wednesday (April 24), Brady posted a photo of himself on his Twitter account, while training, with the caption, “I’m ready, anyone want to run it back?,” referring to possibly another run at their seventh Super Bowl trophy.

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This was not the first time that Brady talked about the upcoming season. In a cryptic Instagram post recently, Brady seemed to fire a warning shot to the rest of the league as he quoted the words from the opening scene of the movie “Vice,” a film about the life of former United States Vice President Dick Cheney, which carries the message “beware the quiet man.”

While the Patriots have undergone some personnel changes this offseason, in terms of coaches and players, they are expected to remain the same old team that won six Super Bowl rings under coach Bill Belichick and Brady under center.

The Patriots lost several coaches, including defensive coordinator Brian Flores, who was hired as head coach by the Miami Dolphins. They also lost a key piece of their defense when defensive end Trey Flowers signed a massive five-year deal worth $90 million with the Detroit Lions, with $56 million in guaranteed money.

Brady leads merchandise sales anew

For the second straight year, Brady topped the players’ list in terms of merchandise sales, according to the NFL Players Association.

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With this honor, Brady became the first player to top the charts in terms of merchandise sales three times. The NFLPA based its report on officially licensed NFL player merchandise sold between March 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Brady’s No. 12 jersey was No. 1 in sales, beating Khalil Mack of the Chicago Bears, Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs, Todd Gurley of the Los Angeles Rams, and Edelman. In addition, Brady also topped the sales of other merchandise, such as cake toppers, jigsaw puzzles, and pet jerseys.

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