On Wednesday, Brady's wife, Gisele Bundchen, told CBS News that her husband had a concussion past year and had experienced others during his career.
"Tom was not diagnosed with a concussion a year ago", Yee told Schefter.
Drew Brees put his name to his comment and was moderately supportive of the idea, saying that it's "physiologically possible" for Brady to play through his 40s.
"As you know, it's not the most, like, let's say, un- aggressive sport, right?" Even if all brains had the same chance of developing CTE and players all took roughly the same amount of contact to the head, there's been little chance for science to determine how much damage could result from five more years of football. Brees allowed that he might avoid a Gisele situation by simply not telling his own wife that he had suffered a concussion: "I wouldn't want her to worry".
Don Yee, Brady's agent, has yet to respond to a request for a comment from his client.
"The health and safety of our players is our foremost priority and we want to ensure that all our players have and continue to receive the best care possible", the National Football League statement said. "That could not be healthy for you". "He does have concussions", Bündchen said of her husband in Wednesday's interview.
Discounting the 15 weeks he missed to his only season-ending injury (torn ACL in 2008), Brady has been listed as questionable entering a game on 10 occasions.
"If it was up to my wife, she would have me retire today", Brady famously said in 2015. Hopefully she never says, "Look, this has to be it.'".
The New England Patriots needed a quality backup quarterback to lead the offense in the first four games a year ago. It may be time to throw up a few more Gisele posters around the house. Back when the National Football League still had the "probably" designation for players, the Patriots pretty much listed Brady as "probable with a right shoulder issue" every week to the point where it nearly seemed like a running gag.
That is highly debatable considering "Jimmy G" started only two of the team's first four games in Tom Brady's absence. Only one is now allowed.