New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is expected to skip the team’s voluntary offseason training program, which will start on May 20, to spend more time for his family. However, Brady assured the team that he will be in tip-top shape when they begin training camp and when they go for their seventh Super Bowl title in the 2019 season. Earlier, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported that Brady “may bulk up” and “should be a bit bigger” before the 2019 NFL season starts. Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said he has no issue about Brady being absent in voluntary offseason training program, saying he expects him to be ready before training camp begins.

McDaniels, in a recent interview with reporters, said he completely trusts Brady to be in good shape, good condition and preparing for the upcoming season. On his social media accounts, Brady has shown that he’s true to his word as he posted several training videos. On one video, Brady was seen throwing passes to teammate and close friend Julian Edelman at Boston College. He also posted photos of his training at UCLA with several Bruins wideouts. Recently, he posted his video on Instagram and Twitter while running on a treadmill while wearing a resistance band and a football with a caption “TB2K”. The caption might be referring to Brady’s next goal, which is the 2,000 career rushing yard plateau.

Last season, Brady reached a career milestone when he breached the 1,000-rushing yard mark.

Brown's wideout comments on Brady’s workout video

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry took notice of Brady’s latest workout video, asking the 41-year-old signal-caller "How many rushing TDS this year TB??” For the record, Brady is not known for his speed, as he had only 19 rushing touchdowns in his 19 years in the NFL.

With Landry’s comment, the Week 8 showdown between the Browns and the Patriots became more interesting, with fans anticipating if Brady will go for a rushing touchdown. Earlier, Cleveland wideout Odell Beckham Jr. gave the Patriots a bulletin board material when he commented that the Browns are the new Patriots.

Brady’s critic suspended for PED use

The NFL has suspended Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson, who’s a known critic of Brady, for six games for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Peterson is best remembered for his criticism of Brady in 2015 following the Deflategate scandal. Peterson then said that Brady disrespected the game after he was linked in the alleged deflation of footballs. Now, many are saying that Peterson embarrassed himself and disrespected the game after he was tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance.