Needless to say, Brady’s COVID-19 bout was not a big deal for Arians. It even sounds like he’s playing down the disease with his rather surprising statement here.

The good news for Tom Brady and the Bucs is that their team is reportedly 100% vaccinated ahead of the new season. This should reduce the risk of the team’s players and staff suffering the adverse effects of the coronavirus.

Nevertheless, the Bucs still have to be extremely cautious as they look to navigate their title defense amid the pandemic. For his part, Brady isn’t taking anything for granted:
On Saturday Tom Brady made the shocking revelation that he battled COVID-19 back in February. The reigning Super Bowl MVP reportedly tested positive shortly after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Super Bowl LV championship parade.

Bucs head coach Bruce Arians has spoken out about Brady’s bombshell and according to the Tampa Bay shot-caller, it wasn’t only Tom Brady that contracted the dreaded virus:

"A bunch of people had it," Arians said, via Jeanna Laine of ESPN. "A ton of people got it at the parade and he was just one of them, so to me it's nothing."

“I think it’s going to be challenging this year,” Brady said, via the Tampa Bay Times. “I actually think it’s going to play more of a factor this year than last year, just because of the way what we’re doing now and what the stadium is going to look like and what the travel is going to look like and the people in the building and the fans."

Defending the crown is going to be an extremely tough ask for Tom Brady and Co. as it is. The last thing they need is a COVID-19 breakout within the team, so it is only right that they take athe necessary precautions to ensure that this doesn’t happen.


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