KEY POINTS

  • Tom Brady courageously played with a torn MCL last season
  • The NFL has declined to comment on the issue
  • Brady has made another case in the "GOAT" discussion

Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has shown no signs of slowing down, and the latest reports prove he is as tough as they come.

However, at his age, it could be detrimental.

New reports have surfaced that the five-time Super Bowl MVP bucked the odds and chose to continue playing for the Bucs en route to his seventh Super Bowl title.

The 43-year-old helped Tampa Bay defeat the Kansas City Chiefs at Super Bowl 55.

But according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Brady played with a torn MCL in his left knee.

It was an injury that he sustained while he was still with the New England Patriots during the 2019 NFL season.

Brady underwent surgery to repair his knee in February.

As far as the severity of the tear, NFL insider Ian Rapoport reveals that it was more serious than most initially thought.

It was a fully torn MCL according to sources that required surgery after the Bucs’ Super Bowl 55 win.

Despite the risks tied to the injury, it now becomes a mystery how the Bucs were not aware of its seriousness.

But judging by how Brady performed in his first year with the Buccaneers, most hardly noticed it. He threw for 4,633 yards with 40 touchdowns and 12 interceptions last NFL season.

The NFL has declined to comment on yet another violation tied to Brady, but the revelation raises questions on the league’s lack of transparency that could create major problems moving forward.

For Brady, it is a testament that it would take much to stop him from playing pro football.

In a previous post, NFL reporter Matt Maiocco pointed out how Brady will do anything to prove that he can be the best that he could be.

“He is built to be an NFL quarterback. He’s taken every measure that he can possibly take to be the best that he can be. With his diet, with his training habits, everything. He is probably the most competitive guy who has ever stepped on a field,” Maiocco said when he appeared on the Sports For All PH podcast last July 4.

A new contract extension for Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady, right, will ease NFL salary cap issues for the Buccaneers and allow the club to sign more free agents such as tight end Rob Gronkowksi, left, to defend the Super Bowl crown in 2021 A new contract extension for Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady, right, will ease NFL salary cap issues for the Buccaneers and allow the club to sign more free agents such as tight end Rob Gronkowksi, left, to defend the Super Bowl crown in 2021 Photo: GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Mike Ehrmann