According to Adam Caplan of FOXSPORTS.com, Tom Brady reported to Patriots training camp today. Multiple ESPN sources, including Chris Mortensen and John Clayton, called into question whether the three-time Superbowl champion would report to camp on time. Seemingly, this would end months of angst and speculation over whether Brady’s perceived vexation over a long and arduous time dealing with the last year of his contract.
Said contract will only pay Brady $3.5 million in 2010 salary dollars, a paltry sum compared to his greatness on the field. Nearly all franchise quarterbacks draw eight-figure salaries at this time. Even with Brady in camp, the Patriots need to use a great deal of energy in securing their offensive leader for the foreseeable future. Adam Schefter stated late Sunday night that “Brady and the Patriots are making progress on a contract extension that could get done this summer.”
July 25th was the scheduled date for Patriot rookies to report to camp, but it is also customary to have select veterans, usually quarterbacks, report as well. As of publication, there are only two players missing from camp: rookies Devin McCourty and Brandon Spikes.